GOOGLE ACCUSED OF PROMOTING TERRORISM ON YOUTUBE – In a damning article by the Daily Mail it identifies how Google’s YouTube services is actively promoting Jihadist terrorism by refusing to remove videos containing hate preaching, bomb making and radicalization of Muslims to take up arms and kill all those who refuse to bow to the will of Allah
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For anyone who reads my articles on Google, and there have been many, they will quickly understand that I am no fan. For me, Google started off with great intentions with its search engine that was set to change the way we searched the web. Today Google has become the dictator on the web and it uses its vast power to continuously fuel the greed of the executives and shareholders.
Pop along to YouTube and search for the term “terrorist bomb making”, “jihad” or indeed any Muslim terrorist related topic and you will be swamped with a plethora of videos; everything from making a bomb to learning how to kill in the name of Islam and Allah.
Read YouTube’s guidelines and terms carefully and you will quickly come to the conclusion that none of this material is permitted to be uploaded. According to YouTube you are NOT permitted to upload any video that is considered’ ‘prohibited by law’, ‘dangerous’, ‘incites hatred’, ‘incites racism’ and a whole host of other conditions.
“We have taken the decision that information, if it’s legal, even if it’s despicable, will be indexed.” Eric Schmidt, executive chairman Google
You might therefore be asking why Islamic terrorist videos are permitted. According to Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of YouTube-owner Google it is acceptable to permit extremist videos to be uploaded because ‘it is helpful to the authorities and enables them to track down Islamic terrorists’.
Roughly translated, in my view, is that ‘We can’t be bothered and besides we make vast profits from the advertising revenue videos generate.’
Hate Clerics calling for Jihad against non-believers on YouTube
Just hours after Lee Rigby was murdered by an Islamic extremists last Wednesday in Woolwich a plethora of vile videos from Islamic clerics were uploaded to YouTube praising the work of their Muslim brother, calling him a hero and a defender of the Islamic faith.
Like terrorism we have allowed Google to flourish to such an extent that it now continuously breaks the law, even its own terms and conditions are violated, in order to generate further profits.
I am all for capitalism but with it must come a moral responsibility – this may appear to some as naive but it doesn’t have to be that way; it is what we make it and therefore we are responsible.
If more people and more organisations actually took more responsibility the world would actually be a nicer place to live in and I for one will never put profits above my moral standing. Any profits I make will eventually all go to charities – a coffin lined with cash won’t keep me warm.
Let’s just look at Google’s recent activities. For starters they have been all over the news for continuously avoiding tax payments to the British Government. While I refused to blame Google in whole for this, it is however their responsibility to act in a manner that is corporately moral – something Google is incapable of.
Moving a little further back we had the U.S Justice Department’s investigation that Google was manipulating its own search algorithms (or simply bypassing them) in order to squeeze out competing services. The U.S Justice Department found Google NOT guilty and yet just a year later with a mirror investigation in Europe the EU Trade Commission uncovered the truth and Google finally admitted it was manipulating its systems and that it vowed to cease and desist in order to avoid massive financial penalties; the investigation continues to determine if Google is complying.
As for the average website owner Google has become not the deliverer of traffic but rather the bane of their existence. With their continuous upgrading and tweaking of their algorithms, which they themselves avoid like the plague, it is literally wiping out thousands of legitimate websites each and every day and putting a financial strain on many others.
It appears to me that Google will do whatever it takes to prevent other websites competing with their services while it continues to break the law in order to suffocate the competition and allow vile content to exist on its own servers, against its own polices, in the pursuit of its own revenue generation.
I have heard many reports of website owners now thinking about blocking Google from indexing their website in protest. It’s an admirable idea and if enough did so it would bring Google’s search, at least, to its knees.
One thing is for sure; Google is NOT the friendly tech company it likes to portray itself as and it will continue to police web and dictate to web owners what it wants to index, both in Google Search and YouTube.