YouTube Kids removes conspiracy theory videos before more children poison their minds



YouTube has been working to remove conspiracy theory videos from its inventory of clips. The company set up an Intelligence Desk to prevent these emotionally inflammatory videos from hitting the site before getting attached to an ad from a company that would rather not sponsor bogus claims. For example, after the Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, survivors of the attack who publicly went after the NRA and the Trump administration were wrongly branded "crisis actors" who show up at such events. And as is typical after such a tragedy, videos started appearing from far-right creators suggesting that the shooting never took place.

It is bad enough that the version of YouTube for "adults" contains some of these videos, but a new report says that videos found on the YouTube Kids app try to sell kids on the idea that the moon landing was faked, and that a UFO was shot down. Additionally, conspiracy theorist David Icke had several videos on the YouTube Kids app including a nearly 5-hour marathon lecture. On the video he claims that the Earth is controlled by hybrid beings that are part reptile, part human. He goes on to say that Freemasons engage in human sacrifice and that the JFK assassination was planned by the U.S. Government.

Even if you agree with some of his allegations, that clip should not be on YouTube Kids, which is supposed to be a place where parents can let their kids look at videos without worrying that they will spoil the minds of these children. Once the aforementioned report was published, at least 25 videos were removed from the app, and Icke's channel was blocked. His 5-hour marathon video is available on YouTube, where adults whose minds have already been poisoned by conspiracy theories can watch it. You can view it too by clicking on the video at the top of this story.

source: BusinessInsiders

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1. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

China will land on the moon first.

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6388; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Or Russia. NASA no longer has any record of the event so it's anyone's game now. Neil Armstrong???

41. audibot

Posts: 589; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i love how youtube says kids should not be exposed to other ideas about gods earth history or anything to make them think for themselves. and yet they are thunderbirds go on kids making the decision to have a sex change

53. turboC6

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 19, 2018

The brainwashing of children is happening in every public school and every College by the Left who have completely take over the educational system. Kids are being suspended from school for not participating in anti-NRA "walkouts". YouTube is just more media censorship from the Left. Vote anti-Left and anti-Democrat. Time for the people to wake up and take our society back.

2. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

Why’d they put this on the kids channel? That’s just plain stupid

3. slim3bdo

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

This is called bad journalism . 1st cartoons posion the mind of children more than anything else , it brainwash them . You cannot call anything you don't like a conspiracy theory . If you have facts provide them in a video and let every body engage in a fruitful discussion . No body landed on the moon , that's based on so many evidence most important one of them is the van Alan belt which nasa today can't go past ( although I don't believe this belt exsist in the 1st place ) And you can go to youtube and whatcha nasa fakery exposed , Oh I forgot space should be a gaint powerful vacum , yet no human being could last few minutes in a weak vacum champer , yet you want ppl to believe there were astroNOT jumping on the moon with thier skinny suits . Amercain media should be called brain washing machine , there is no news , no science , just government garbage . 911 is false flage and I knew it on the same day it happened with buildings free falling exactly like planned demolition , add insult to injury and whatcha how building 7 free falling without getting hit by a plane ( and there was no planes ) Amercain media is just one big fakery machine Ppl look for truth your self , don't let others feed you lies Vietnam war which million of ppl died was started by a fake sinked ship ( the us government admitted that , not openly sure , but after classified documents release ) America involvement in ww1 was planned by sending a passnger ship loaded with amunition to a war zone , ww2 Washington knew about Japan attack in advanced and did nothing . Go look for the truth , don't set and eat the s**t coming from your media

5. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Exactly! And when the Conspiracy Nuts get called out for garbage postings and videos, they always spout the Party-Line: "It... it was all a joke! You didn't think I was seeeeerious about it, riiiiight? Haha. It's alllll lin good fun!"

6. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yes, do not listen to the media! You should google everything! Start by googling how to space , commas.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17052; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sad. Just sad.

52. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Because kids love interesting provoking stories more than boring facts. Google as responsible adult should be responsible to remove dumb lies because they still don't use common sense much.

7. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

So kids can be molded into what they want and not see the other side and make an informed choice nice one from the New World Order!!!

8. moslondon

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Agree with slim3bdo

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6388; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Poison kids minds?? Does that mean no more videos on how diversity is a good thing, and where being white is a bad thing? No more feminist rants?? No more vids on how vaccination is necessary??? I could go on and on, but my goal here is just to get someone triggered this morning... there's always a self-oppressed-waiting-to-be-offended liberal lurking close by and hopefully I've said enough to set them off. Let's have some fun ;)

15. rouyal

Posts: 1553; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I know for a fact that conspiracies can poison children’s minds - just look how the desperate left cling to the Russia conspiracy theory, climate change,

17. kiko007

Posts: 7398; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Some of you people are either incredibly stupid, incredibly gullible, or some sick, twisted combination of both.

21. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

"On the video he claims that the Earth is controlled by hybrid beings that are part reptile, part human. He goes on to say that Freemasons engage in human sacrifice and that the JFK assassination was planned by the U.S. Government." Jesus the fantasies people come up with. The mind is a terrible thing to loose control over.

57. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The thing is, some of what David says is true while a bunch of it is nonsense. That's the issue, truth gets lost in nonsense. No one ever went to the Moon, 911 was indeed a false flag by traitors in the US government and Israeli agents (who were in fact caught in New York and admitted once back in Israel that they knew about it ahead of time...on tape!), and the war on terror is nothing but a nation building scheme by the west and the central banks. I don't know what it is about liberals, but they believe everything that cnn feeds them. I can prove to you that the media has engaged in misrepresenting footage to further government sanctioned narratives. Also, PA, please stick to tech devices. Your graps on the inner workings of the corrupt media and US government is severely lacking and you have no business putting out articles about stuff like this.

30. Username7

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 18, 2018

This pretty much gives away the bias: "survivors of the attack who publicly went after the NRA and the Trump administration." Neither the NRA nor the Trump administration had anything at all to do with the shooting, but are targeted for blame. Any suggestion or implication otherwise is leftist conspiracy mongering.

32. jellmoo

Posts: 2526; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yes. A political lobby group that uses all of its power, money and resources to prevent the adoption of laws that would help avoid tragedies like the one in Florida is not at all to blame. Sure. That makes sense.

37. Username7

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 18, 2018

Are you suggesting that NRA members love their children and care for their safety any less than you do? You can disagree with the NRA or politicians; that is your right. It is destructive to civil discourse to suggest nefarious motives of those with whom you disagree.

38. jellmoo

Posts: 2526; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

No. I am saying that the NRA actively engages in an agenda to influence politicians into rejecting legislation that they do not like and the end result is continued gun violence and loss of life. I have no idea how NRA members feel about their children and I am not making any suggestions one way or another.

44. audibot

Posts: 589; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

have you ever been to any other part of the world and seen the crimes, here in america there is less crime thanks to guns than most other countries

48. kiko007

Posts: 7398; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No there isn't. Statically speaking, gun related deaths are far more prevalent in America than any other first world nation.

54. rouyal

Posts: 1553; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

“Gun related deaths”... however the US isn’t even in the top 25 countries with the most KILLINGS per capita. Stop blaming the gun.

50. jellmoo

Posts: 2526; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The United States has more mass shootings than any other country in the world. This level of gun violence is a uniquely American problem.

55. rouyal

Posts: 1553; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

(Copy paste) Norway’s rate is undoubtedly highest because of the massacre in 2011 when a mass shooter killed 77 people. The study adds, “Some people have defended President Obama’s statement by pointing to the word ‘frequency.’ But, even if one puts it in terms of frequency, the president’s statement is still false, with the US ranking 12th compared to European countries. … There were 27% more casualties per capita from mass public shootings in EU than US from 2009-15.” Further, "There were 16 cases where at least 15 people were killed. Out of those cases, four were in the United States, two in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. But the U.S. has a population four times greater than Germany's and five times the U.K.'s, so on a per-capita basis the U.S. ranks low in comparison — actually, those two countries would have had a frequency of attacks 1.96 (Germany) and 2.46 (UK) times higher."

56. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

It makes easier for dumb teens in puberty to commit mass shooter.

58. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Don't waste your time trying to speak to some people...they have a cultist mindset and the (left) media is their Lord and Savior. Yes, there is a sickness in the American mind that breeds monsters. But that is an issue that is not necessarily unique to us, but rather we just have an easier means for said monsters to exact their will.

60. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Then you must be really incensed about Planned Parenthood using $300 million annually on lobbying while the NRA spends $5 million. But sure, the NRA is to blame. Dips**t.

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