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March 15, 2017 5:01 pm

Google: Antisemitic YouTube Video Narrated by Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Is Not Hate Speech, We Won’t Remove It

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Former KKK leader David Duke narrates a YouTube video titled "Jews admit organizing White Genocide." Photo: Screenshot.

Former KKK leader David Duke narrates a YouTube video titled “Jews admit organizing White Genocide.” Photo: Screenshot.

An antisemitic YouTube video titled “Jews admit organizing White Genocide” does not constitute hate speech, a top Google executive told British lawmakers on Tuesday, according to a Times of London report.

While the video — narrated by ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke — is “deeply offensive and shocking,” it does not violate YouTube rules against hate speech and will remain on the site, Google Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Peter Barron (Google owns YouTube) said at a House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee hearing.

The hearing, the report said, marked the start of a parliamentary inquiry into online hate. Representatives of Facebook and Twitter also spoke before the committee.

Committee Chairwoman Yvette Cooper — a Labour MP — was quoted as asking Barron about the David Duke video, “How on earth is that not a breach of your own guidelines? I think most people would be appalled by that video and think it goes against all standards of public decency in this country.”

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Barron said the video — which was uploaded in October 2015 and has garnered more than 92,000 views — was “right on the borderline.”

A Campaign Against Antisemitism report on Tuesday’s hearing quoted Cooper as stating, “We’ve seen too many cases of vile online hate crimes, harassment or threats where social media companies have failed to act. It cannot be beyond the wit and means of multi-billion dollar social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google to develop ways to better protect users from hatred and abuse.”

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  • muttkat

    They don’t want to that because they’ll expose themselves.

  • muttkat

    We still have freedom of speech here.

  • muttkat

    Its always a pity party about antisemitism or the Holocaust. It’s gotten old.

  • ricardo

    No sir, you’re wrong. By today’s standards John Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and even Bill Clinton – he had a kipah once – were fascist monsters. In order to call yourself a liberal today you need to at least become a strong supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah, buy yourself a Palestinian flag and proudly display it on your window, give piles of money to Black Lives Matter, and hug twenty terrorists that are ‘guests’ of Guantanamo facility every day. Otherwise you’re just another ‘monster’ like me. If you doubt me, just watch CNN or read the New York Times – actually those are very conservative outlets – better forget about them and focus on Al Jazeerah and IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) – or go to any college campus in US – that’s the place the real liberals are. And of course, if the liberals don’t like you for whatever reason, they will ‘liberate’ you because they have the loudest voice, being a liberal today means that dissent is not tolerated.

  • ealha3

    Interesting… Somebody that has an army of body guards, should take up your observation ….