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YouTube Prosecutable in Germany for Hosting Pro Nazi Videos [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
16 years ago2,230 views

There are two ways of responding to this conflict:

Do we filter out what could be considered sociopath propaganda to protect society from becoming influenced?


Do we allow complete freedom of expression, but respond with equally effective material to negate the potential effects of extreme material?

Example #1

Example #2

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

To not be allowed to show the movie "Jud Suess" can seriously hinder historic research – this was an official propaganda movie that many Germans at the time saw and that arguably influenced anti-semite opinion. Censoring this movie means you censor a historical artefact. Instead of requesting that, people should understand how YouTube works and post a video response to the movie to put it in more context.

That is not to say that everyone MUST host such videos. It's up to YouTube to decide what mission they're on. If they're with Google's mission, to make the world's information accessible, then they should keep it, because historical artefacts ARE information too. In this case, it's quite a significant bit of historical information. Or are we going to start hiding traces that Germany was very anti-semite during the third reich?

Politicians and other organizations seem to have found no effective means to suppress neo nazi violence in east Germany. And that is the real problem behind these censorship outcries. It only means people have given up... if you seriously believe it takes a single YouTube video to turn German youth into nazi killers, you've given up. Then you can start caging people because you're afraid of them acting, and burning books, because you're afraid of people reading. Burning books (or virtually burning YouTube videos) is however more akin to nazi killer methodology than anything else. [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This YouTube submission is a * REAL CURIOSITY * – just read the comments?

Was this a propaganda film – if so, look how easy it is for some to believe it was reality.

If it was not a propaganda video, then WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE??????!!!!!!!

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