An Open Letter to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki by Dr Michael Brown for Ask Dr Brown
GNN Note – Over the past 6 years I have operated 2 very successful YT channels, well, until 2016 they were both successful. Everything changed when the left understood they were losing power and the people were going to be represented by a person and not an institution.
While the letter Dr. Brown writes addresses the smaller issue of homosexuality community – a group that represents fewer than 3% of the total population of the U.S. – the bigger issue is censorship, lies and propaganda produced spewed by these giant tech companies. The U.S. is rapidly becoming a technoracy instead of Constitutional Republic or even a democracy.
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Dear Ms. Wojcicki,
With regard to YouTube’s decision not to shut down Steven Crowder’s channel, you said, “I am truly, truly sorry. I know it was hurtful to the LGBT community. That was not the intention.”
While I appreciate your desire not to offend or hurt the LGBT community, why did you apologize only to them? How about all the communities that get slammed and mocked and slurred and maligned on a regular basis? (Yes, I mean on YouTube.) Why not apologize to them?
Your company did, in fact, take harsh action against Crowder, demonetizing his entire channel for alleged infractions. But, as you explained, “If we took down that content, there would be so (much) other content we’d need to take down. We don’t want to be knee-jerk.”
With all respect, Ms. Wokcicki, YouTube is being knee-jerk.
Surely you and your team must know that there are countless channels filled with derogatory and defamatory content. On a daily basis, they ridicule others based on their religious beliefs or moral convictions or other highly sensitive issues.
Yet YouTube does not act against them. YouTube does not take their content down. YouTube does not demonetize them.
But when a conservative like Crowder insults a gay journalist, calling him a “lispy sprite” and “little queer,” you take action against him. And you apologize to the LGBT community for not removing his content altogether.
To be quite candid, this strikes me (and many others) as the height of hypocrisy.
You see, on a personal level, we get slammed all the time. (By way of comparison, what comes our way is 100 times worse than the “lispy sprite” and “little queer” slurs.)