Sunday, November 29, 2015

This is Dark, Very Dark.

One of the few, powerful weapons Palestinians have against Israel are video clips of Israeli military abuses posted to YouTube and Facebook. You don't have to see many of them to know they're pretty gut-wrenching.

Israel has now gone after Google and YouTube asking them to censor the "inflammatory" videos.

Deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotoveley, will be working with Google and YouTube officials in a joint mechanism that will be in charge of “monitoring and preventing” any publication of materials deemed by Tel Aviv to be “inflammatory.”

Hotovely announced in a Hebrew-only press release that she met with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Google’s Director of Public Policy, Jennifer Oztzistzki, at Google’s Silicon Valley Offices.

Hotovely said that she received a comprehensive review mechanism for companies to monitor the films that allegedly incite violence, claiming that the supposed ‘incitement videos’ drive young children to go out and stab: "The attacks daily in Israel are the result of youths and children incited by the education system and the social networks, this is a daily war of incitement."

She said that Google agreed to strengthen the bilateral relations with Israel’s Foreign Ministry, and build a mechanism of “collaborative work” that would make both parties partners in monitoring the published materials and censoring them.

All foreign journalists who report in the Occupied Territories are required to register with the Israeli military, and any footage that they film is required to go through the Israeli Military Censor’s office before it can be released.

With the recent advances in technology, many Palestinians and other civilians have been able to post videos uncensored online.

The Israeli government has frequently voiced its discontent with this development, and have worked to find ways to continue to censor videos coming out of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Here's the thing. Israel isn't out to blind the Palestinians. It's you they're worried about. They don't want anybody seeing what really goes on in the Gaza Ghetto. There's a reason for that.


LeDaro said...

Mound, this is simply incredible. Apparently YouTube and Google are sympathetic to Israel - same company owns both the YouTube and Google.

Israel already seems to dictates U.S foreign policy. Now social media. What next?

Toby said...

For most of us Internet security is a nuisance. In some of the rougher parts of the world people die because the police can monitor their computer use, their phone and their social media. If I lived in any of those places I would be using one of these.

Would you trust Mark Zuckerberg with your life?

Mound, it may seem like I'm taking this thread in another direction, and maybe I am. It is just that what you are posting is real and deadly serious.

Unknown said...

She says the videos "incite violence" by Palestinian youth. Let me see if I have this correct. The videos of Israeli soldiers committing violence against Palestinians should not be allowed on youtube, because the violence in videos incite violence from Palestinians. The violence that the Israeli's are committing against Palestinians which the videos show, are okay though! The arrogance of the Israeli foreign office is mind blowing. Does any organization have the guts to tell the Israeli's to get stuffed?

The Mound of Sound said...

Guess who isn't being cut off? ISIS.

Anonymous said...

If we knew the REAL truth about so many things, we'd be horrified at what our own governments endorse, support and condone.

The Mound of Sound said...