Google is deleting YouTube comments including the word "共匪" within about 30 seconds of being posted. The word means "communist bandits" and is often used in comments critical of the Chinese government.


@sir Forget about search and web mail, those are solved problems with plenty of decent alternatives.

I think YouTube is by far the hardest Google thing to replace due to hosting costs and inertia.

@middlepath @sir
I think Peertube addresses the first point with federated instances that can share the load. Now inertia, that's a whole different thing.

@sir maybe should post 共匪 in the comments of completely innoculous "non political" stuff.

Also with this article for balance

@sir either the "Journey to the microcosmos" is real fast at moderating, or google already removed it.

They're also instantly deleted in livestream chats and are blocked in "Superchats" (basically donations with text).

@sir 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪 共匪

@sir Are you actually braindead? Why would Google censor comments about the CCP when GOOGLE PRODUCTS ARE BANNED IN CHINA ANYWAY
@kaikatsu @sir all them filthy commie pinko libruls in silicon valley are working together!! wake up, sheeple!!!

@sir Google gonna Google. Does this really surprise anybody?

@lucky should Google's bad behavior go uncriticised because it's expected of them?

@sir No, but it’s hard to get outraged when they’ve been banning people off their platform for political reasons a while.

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