November 30, 2011

Attn: Joe Lieberman Re: Jihadtube

Is This The Kind Of Effort You “Commend?

Same song, umpteenth verse. “YouTube staff review flagged videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate our Community Guidelines. When they do, we remove them.” And then when a user has three strikes against him, the account is suspended! NOT!

The users highlighted in red in the two groups below have all lost three or more videos to Community Guideline violations in the last nine days - but have not been suspended. Numbers in parenthesis indicate how many videos they started with, the second number shows how many videos they currently have. ALL of the 28 ID’s are actually just one person.

One of three things is at work here -

YouTube has not defined “terrorist” within their Community Guidelines, therefore their employees don’t know a terrorist from an apple vendor.

YouTube hires K-Mart rejects who cannot count up to three.

YouTube/Google – when all is said and done – really doesn’t give a damn.
Trust me, your money is safe on #3.

We appreciate very much the good Senator's efforts but Google makes a habit of using a passive system and doublespeak on this issue.

Google and Youtube's community policing policies are inadequate to the task at hand. Until they dedicate resources to this specific issue in a proactive manner, Jihadi propaganda will continue to inspire terrorists faster than we can investigate and stop them. A new proactive approach that makes it more difficult to upload and share terrorist propaganda and an active effort to preserve and share intelligence in appropriate cases is very much needed.

To be fair Google is only one front in the Cyber Jihad but its the one with the most reach and influence.


By Howie at 09:13 AM | Comments |