YouTube Removes Myanmar Army Channels; UN to Meet on Crisis

YouTube removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its guidelines, it announced Friday, as demonstrators defied growing violence by security forces and staged more anti-coup protests ahead of a special U.N. Security Council meeting on the country’s political crisis.

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YouTube Channels

A federal court in California declined to grant YouTube channel creators a temporary restraining order against Google in their case alleging the company censored conservative YouTube channels. A YouTube employee stated the channels espoused harmful conspiracy theories and “horrifying and unsubstantiated accusations of violent and criminal conduct supposedly committed” by various people.

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Google & YouTube Accused of Racial Profiling

Several black content creators filed a federal class action Wednesday accusing YouTube and Google of using racial profiling in algorithms and artificial intelligence that filter and censor their video content so it reaches fewer viewers, similar to improper censorship of LGBTQ+ content creators the tech giants said was fixed years ago.

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