YouTube channel “PragerU” or Prager University, known for making conservative videos that promote strong Christian values, is currently engaged in a fight against YouTube’s age restriction policies.
The policies have made it harder for anyone that is not age appropriate to view their videos. But PragerU’s followers are claiming YouTube is censoring them because of their conservative content.
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For anyone unfamiliar with their channel, they feature videos from the likes of feminist academic Christina Hoff Summers, human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Taleeb Starkes, author of Black Lies Matter.
According to YouTube, restricted mode is designed “to help screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others in your family to see.”
This isn’t the first time the conservative channel has been met with restrictions from YouTube. Videos that discussed the topics of whether or not George Bush lied about the Iraq War or the controversial university “diversity scam” have been flagged before.
Prager Univeristy says they have tried to remain civil about the issue, handling their perceived censorship behind the scenes with YouTube but to no avail. They took to their Facebook page to inform the public of the mistreatment they are going through.
It reads: We have “worked quietly behind the scenes for months to resolve this, but YouTube’s censorship continues, leaving us with no option but to go public.” They ask users to sign a petition demanding that YouTube stop blocking the videos.
The group states on their website, “There is no excuse for Google and YouTube censoring and restricting any PragerU videos, which are produced with the sole intent of educating people of all ages about America’s founding values.”
They add that YouTube, “defended their restrictions of the videos,” but did not list their justification of the censorship apart from the fact that the company “takes into consideration what the intent of the video is.”