Legal Insurrection, one of the best conservative websites, had hundreds of videos deleted (emphasis added):
YouTube took down Legal Insurrection’s Channel without any prior notice based on “multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement,” but we never received any claims of infringement.
We have lost hundreds of videos, including a lot of original content on important news subjects. You now will see disabled videos in hundreds of our posts.
Legal Insurrection’s creator, William Jacobson, is a law professor. After inquiring, he found out
that the copyright claims were filed by the Modern Language Association based on excerpts of audio of pro- and anti-Israel speakers at the MLA Annual Meeting we reported on in this post, Massive DEFEAT for BDS at Modern Language Association.
What is BDS?
The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.
The Modern Language Association doesn’t like it when someone posts videos of what their members actually say at their conferences. They complain to YouTube, which dutifully follows their order to censor without telling the person who posted the video, in effect attacking Legal Insurrection’s reputation as a source of facts.
YouTube recently removed dozens of Prager University videos, among them:
- Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
- Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?
- What ISIS Wants
- Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?
- Is America Racist?
- Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
- Radical Islam: The Most Dangerous Ideology
- The Most Important Question About Abortion
- Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?
- Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?
If by now you don’t realize we’re fighting a culture war, you haven’t been paying attention.
Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.