Google: Gotcha! Censorship Concerns…

Comment:

Given that authentic Catholic teaching on morals is anything but PC, should we be particularly concerned about censorship?

Is our blog likely to reach the “to be watched” list? 

19 responses

  1. Of course Google isn’t the only one stopping free speech. Last year I was Banned 6 Times by Facebook for calling Homosexuals well Homosexuals. Also Twitter Banned me but only for 2 Days
    Free speech is Dead finished caput. I don’t watch ( and I know am not alone on this site ) the BBC If God spares me they have had their last TV License Fee off of me as there another Mob where their News the last time I watched was completely Biased so no more License Fee for me . As for Google whom we know also own You Tube this has been going on for some time and we also know that there Leftist Marxist bias is no secret. What do we do about it . Other than not using the Internet not a lot unless maybe George Soros has a change of heart in his Feeble Old Age and starts funding Catholic views ( and not the ones that he and Francis want ) but that’s a long shot indeed .

    • “…Also Twitter banned me, but only for 2 days.”

      Not surprised – they undoubtedly would have missed you!

      Seriously, it’s clear that censorship across the internet, as across the mainstream media outlets, such as TV, radio and newspapers, is rife. We are only allowed to think and say certain things, always in compliance with the PC world, and I don’t mean the computer shops!

  2. I don’t think Catholic Truth will be taken off air – we’re only expressing opinions on a blog, not producing videos like PragerU, so although they probably do censor comments at Facebook and Twitter, I can’t see them taking a whole blog or website off the internet, for the kinds of comments we put here, which are only Catholic teaching! That would mean no real Catholic could comment on anything!

    • Lily,

      “I don’t think Catholic Truth will be taken off air…”

      I hope you’re right, although there are times when I really wouldn’t mind! I can think of plenty I could be doing, aside from the administration of this blog – trust me!

      • It would not surprise me if Catholic Truth off the air, because Catholic teaching is being upheld on this particular blog. We are living at a time when secularism and atheism is increasing no end. I sometimes wonder if we will be blasted as criminals.

        • I agree. It is because the bishops are not doing their duty that Catholic duty appears extreme these days.

  3. It’s beyond belief that they would put the Prager University 5 minute innocent videos on a “restricted list” because Google/YouTube think they’re not appropriate for young people when there are probably plenty of videos on YouTube that are not suitable for young people. It’s really about silencing ideas that are not PC, that’s obvious.

    • Agreed, Lionel – I think it is going to worsen, in the near future, as the culture of “hate speech” and “hate thought” grows.

      Tucker Carlson reported (and I’m sure I posted the video on this blog a week or two ago) that a man in Denmark has been imprisoned for “hate speech” because he told a female police officer she should “go and do a woman’s job”.

      Unbelievable. With my views on feminism, and the desirability for mothers raising their own children at home, I’d be given a life sentence!

  4. The interesting thing about this, to me, is that Dennis Prager is Jewish! Perhaps the PC snowflakes at Google thought it would be easier to try out their censorship on that rare creature, a conservative Jew, instead of something more mainstream?

    • RCA Victor

      I’d have thought they would have avoided censoring PragerU knowing the Jewish connection. One lives and one learns!

  5. Here’s Pat Condell on censorship at YouTube (owned by Google) and Google. Warning: some crude language:

    • RCA Victor,

      Unfortunately, for me, at least, the crudities spoil Pat Condell’s videos. They distract from what he is saying. His commentary would be much stronger if he omitted the crudities.

      His remarks about the culture of attacks on women mirror reports here in the UK on the grooming of children “British-Pakistani researchers have found that 84% of all people convicted since 2005 for the specific crime of gang grooming were Asian. Click here to read more…

      Even so, most of the liberal-elite here do not like admitting that, certainly not in public, although there have been some frank conversations on news programmes in the past. For the most part, however, this is a subject that is well and truly censored.

      • Editor,

        I agree, his use of language is very disappointing. That’s what happens, I think, when one abandons one’s Catholic Faith and descends into purely secular arguments against modern depravity. But whether Pat Condell realizes it or not (probably not), his videos are actually affirmations of the Catholic civilization that has been destroyed.

        Meanwhile, Google is now after bigger fish: LifeSite News. http://moonbattery.com/google-puts-the-squeeze-on-lifesitenews/

        • RCA Victor,

          That’s terrible, that they are after LifeSite News. That site is a treasure trove, so it would be criminal if they take it down.

          I don’t understand how a search engine company can remove a site – surely that is a breach of data protection laws and privacy laws? Shouldn’t it be a matter for reporting to the police and let them take it forward if a company thinks a site if breaking the law in some way. If it’s just that they disagree with the material, that’s too bad! It’s like a librarian banning books because he/she doesn’t agree with the content! It’s ridiculous.

        • Well, There must be something wrong with my moral compass because I find everything this man, Pat, has to say admirable. Crudites where they must!

          • Helen,

            I try to get the young people in my family to read this blog but I don’t want them reading the “m” word, which was the first crude word Pat Condell used. Just think of a young person who didn’t know about that and looked it up, then was led to sin. So, no offence intended but there certainly is something wrong with your moral compass if you found the use of his crudities admirable. I would check that with my confessor, if I was you.

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