We’ve covered Google and sibling Youtube’s bias towards Islamic terrorist groups before – even denying a request from a Senator to remove terrorist videos. We’ve seen Google/Youtube remove a documentary about Islamic terrorists (which you CAN watch here) and yet Youtube still hosts videos for terrorist group Hizbollah. But allowing equal footing in the propaganda war isn’t in Google or Youtube’s game plan. Plenty of Hamas vids available on utube.
Yesterday, the IDF did something innovative: it opened a channel on YouTube and posted videos to it that help explain why Israel is fighting Hamas. The site hosted about a dozen videos showing things like Israeli humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza and airstrikes that prevented terrorists from firing rockets at Israeli civilians.
This was apparently too much for YouTube, which moments ago removed several videos from the IDF’s channel, including the most-watched video, which showed a group of Hamas goons being blown up in an air strike as they loaded Katyusha missiles onto a truck. The point of such footage, as if it needed to be said, is not to revel in violence — it is to show the legitimacy of Israeli self-defense.
The rank double-standard that YouTube has applied to Israel is disturbing. YouTube hosts all manner of similar footage — much of it far more gory than the grainy infrared images posted by the IDF — of U.S. air strikes. Why is YouTube capitulating to those who do not wish for Israel to be able to tell its side of the story? via Commentary » Noah Pollak » What YouTube Doesn’t Want You to See.