The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The CIA funded the Dalai Lama
All of these are "Conspiracy Theories" that turned out to be true. In fact, the very term "Conspiracy Theory" was an invention of the CIA. paulcraigroberts.org/2016/08/24/the…
Now YouTube is going to decide what videos are "Conspiracy Theories" and link to sites that they believe "Debunk" those theories. There is one problem with this, and it's easy to see; what if YouTube existed before MKUltra or Bohemian Grove was admitted to be real?
The only way YouTube could be right to be doing this is if the age of Conspiracy Theories was over, and government stopped lying altogether. No one, not even blue haired Silicon Valley SJWs believe that, so why are they doing something where they could so easily get it wrong?
YouTube, like Twitter, must convert its policy position to Common Carrier mode, where they act only as a video storage and replay service. All content filtering must be pushed to the users's platform, where block lists and ratings can be dynamically shared. It's the only way out.
Policing content is bad business; it spurs the creation of potentially lethal rival services that are content neutral and user powered. Policing content makes YT and T liable for the silly things some users say; better to totally remove yourself from content filtering altogether.
In order to be a global platform, the point of view can't be blue haired Silicon Valley Mindset. That very parochial, tunnel visioned perspective is not universal; it's painfully narrow and closed minded. The Internet will not tolerate it for long; a rival service will emerge.
The term Conspiracy Theory is not real; it is a CIA invention. YouTubes job is not to teach people what to think; their job is to host and display video clips on the web, and that is all. They need to remember this, and stay focussed on providing tools for users, nothing else.
What if YouTube existed before MKUltra or Bohemian Grove was admitted to be real? They would point to fake news debunking sites, run by liars, that would say those were "Conspiracy Theories" and that they were not true. But they ARE true, and YouTube would be aiding LIARS.
YouTube is not aiding liars when they allow people to post videos on their platform; they are making no stance on the content of any video. If however, they make an editorial decision to "debunk" a video they believe is a Conspiracy Theory clip, then they ARE aiding liars.
YouTube cannot possibly research every posting, and even if they could, they shouldn't. Their job is not to police content or steer society, or turn society into a reflection of life in Blue Haired Silicon Valley. The anti-Internet direction at these companies is a big problem.