YouTube's System for removing videos is being abused and many users with opposing views have resorted to false flaging, votebotting (running software that auto votes one star on videos) and filing false DMCA notices on users in an effort to silence them.
Many people who have been unfairly censored have tried many things (email, mirroring videos, phoning...) to try and get google to reform their broken system but to no avail.
This is a call to action, YouTube is the largest video sharing site in the world and the users demand reform!
Please sign the petition to help get the message across to google that freedom of speech is vital to every society.
We the undersigned YouTube is by far the largest personal video sharing site in the world, hence the YOU in YouTube. It is a great service that google provides to millions of people world wide and is truly a great advance in technology.
Over the past years technology and law have clashed. The tools set in place on YouTube to protect intellectual property are being abused with the intent to silence people unfairly, therefore hindering freedom of speech.
Quite frankly the false flagging system on YouTube is broken. Many efforts by many people have been made to contact Google/YouTube but to no avail. This has left people with the loss of years' worth of work and partners with loss of income and an overall feeling of helplessness.
The consensus is that Google does not care about their user base, and that it is time that we stopped tolerating how Google is ignoring them and alienating them.
The problem has grown exponentially. Emails, phone calls and mirroring videos have had no effect. So now we are left to taking this matter to other media outlets.
This petition is the first step in what will become an ongoing effort to have Google publicly address this issue and reform the broken flagging system on youTube.
What is at stake here is freedom of speech. Google's motto is "Dont be evil" and it is time they were held accountable for adhering to running their site in accordance with their intent, as stated in YouTube's community guidelines, to "Encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view."
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