YouTube sensors guys 1800th chess video for talking about Covid-19; even though he was just mentioning how people were getting back into chess because they’re stuck at home.


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YouTube sensors guys 1800th chess video for talking about Covid-19; even though he was just mentioning how people were getting back into chess because they’re stuck at home.



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  1. eBay took down all of my listings because their algorithm flagged them for “selling items that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19”.

    Reason being I mentioned that shipping takes longer in a pandemic, and to that end I used the word “corona” somewhere.

    Our algorithmic overlords are retarded. I can’t imagine how bad it is for people who depend on platforms like YT or eBay to make a living.

  2. I recently reported a video of a quack, who was saying that you can prevent yourself from getting COVID-19 by putting drops of oil on your eye balls, inside your nostrils and gargling it everyday. The video is still up with around 500,000 views. Says a lot about YouTube’s policies.

  3. SORRY WHATS WRONG WITH DISCUSSING THE ONGOING PANDEMIC AND THE 100KS PLUS DEAD !?!??!

    It’s a real thing. It’s happening.. people are still dying. It’s going to get worse in America before it ever gets better. We should be screaming about it…but YouTube censors a brief mention!??!?!

  4. 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute to Youtube. It has to be automated and likely imperfect. Something is wrong though if the appeal process automatically rejects you after 30 seconds without a good reason.

  5. The title is better than the previous post (“white better than black”) but isn’t yours speculation too ? Right now the exact reason for the removal is not clear.

  6. 99.99999% of these takedowns are automated. This keeps google making maximum money, and makes the service inexpensive monetarily to users. There are millions of videos uploaded per day. Sometimes, content is incorrectly flagged, and sometimes those incorrectly flagged videos are made by people with thousands of subscribers. The appeals process is also mainly automated, so sometimes getting content back up takes longer and can be frustrating, especially to the kind of person whose life revolves around being online. I do not think, on average, that it is more frustrating than coding your own video site and attracting traffic to it would be to get going and maintain for years and years.

    Sometimes the moon and the sun share the sky. Sometimes YouTubers exploit false takedowns to get tons more hits than usual and tons more free advertising on reddit than usual. The cycle will repeat itself. Over and over and over.

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