Saturday, February 27, 2021
Home News Reports YouTube deletes OpIndia video where Rivaldo exposed how the media whitewashes crimes of terrorists

YouTube deletes OpIndia video where Rivaldo exposed how the media whitewashes crimes of terrorists

Before this, another video in the Kashmir series was made age-restrictive by YouTube.

Two weeks back, OpIndia had published a series of three videos by Comedian Rivaldo on the Kashmir issue. In the series, Rivaldo had explained how the discourse around the Kashmir issue is flawed mostly due to the excuses provided by the ‘liberals’.

The videos seem to have offended lots of people, as they are being attacked relentlessly by complaining about the same to YouTube. A few days ago, the video 1 of the series was made age-restricted by YouTube, saying it was done based on Community guidelines. The video can be watched only after confirming that the user is adult by signing into the site

Now in a shocking case of censorship, the third video, which talked about how crimes of Islamic terrorists are whitewashed by the media, has been entirely removed from the video sharing site, saying that it violates YouTube’s policy on violent or graphic content.

Message informing that the video has been deleted

Though removed by YouTube, the video is currently available on the Facebook page of Rivaldo.

An email sent from YouTube says that the video was flagged by someone for review. After review, YouTube determined that it violates the guidelines of the site, and they removed it from YouTube.

E-Mail received from YouTube

The third video had focused on how media and sundry activists try to whitewash the crimes of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The video contained commentary by Rivaldo, with only a few clips from publicly available videos of news media used. Such clips are routinely shown on TV News channels, many of whom also live stream their programs on YouTube. Therefore, it can be assumed with a reasonable amount of certainty that the videos were particularly targeted for the commentary in them, and the violent graphic content is just an excuse to censor them from the Internet.

It is important to note that due to the use few clips of violence and terror activities, disclaimers were added at the beginning of the videos advising viewer discretion as they may contain disturbing images. The videos were uploaded almost two weeks ago, but they seemed to have been targeted in the last few days as one video was restricted and another was deleted in last 3 days. The videos had also gained lots of views in the last few days, which have gained over 1 lakh views in the last 2 days.

Disclaimer added at the beginning of the videos

The attack on the videos coincides with the aggressive comments made by Jammu and Kashmir politicians Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, both of whom have threatened that India will burn and Kashmir will secede if Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution are repealed, as mentioned in the election manifesto of the BJP.

YouTube, like other Social Media giants like Facebook and Twitter, are known to have pro-Islamist bias, and such incidents add to the growing list of incidents where voices critical of Islamist ideology are tried to be muzzled by global internet companies.

OpIndia team is trying to bring the video back using the mechanisms available for the same.

Meanwhile you can watch the video on Facebook page of Rivaldo by clicking here.

Update: YouTube has restored OpIndia video that exposed how media whitewashes terrorists, but now places age restriction on viewership. You can read the details here. 

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Hindu Mahasabha asks Rahul Gandhi to change Congress’ name to ‘Godsevadi Congress’ after Godse follower joined party: Read why

Hindu Mahasabha has advised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to change the name of the Congress party to Godsevadi Congress.

As desperate Pakistan welcomes the Indo-Pak ceasefire with much fanfare, India takes it with a caution

The latest ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan comes nearly 17 years after such an agreement was first signed

Encryption vs Compliance: The new IT Act guidelines put messaging services like WhatsApp in a tight situation

To comply with the new IT Act guidelines, services like WhatsApp will have to break its famous end-to-end encryption

Is Yogendra Yadav now an anti-election activist?

“We should have an outcome very soon, we do not have a mandate.” These were the words of Yogendra Yadav after Bihar elections

Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh advances to the second position on the GSDP list ahead of Tamil Nadu, was fifth only a year ago

Amidst economic gloom induced by the pandemic, Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath has recorded impressive GSDP figures

A 2 minute video with 16 cuts: Pakistan releases new doctored video of Wing Commander Abhinandan days after committing to peace at LoC

Pakistan has released a new video of Wing Commander Abhinandan who had fallen into the hands of the Pakistani Army.

Recently Popular

Did Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan elope with her Hindu servant? Here is the truth

The image that is being used to claim that Iran Khan has 'eloped with her Hindu servant' was originally shared by Nupur Shikare, her fitness trainer. The two were posing on the occasion of Diwali.

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.

Father of 6, Mehtab Rana, abducts minor by shrouding her in Burqa, had abducted the girl twice in 2018, role of in-laws, family suspected

Kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl in Agra, where accused made her wear a 'burqa', has sent shockwaves and resulted in outrage

‘His opinion less than objective and reliable, his conduct questionable’, says UK court about justice Markandey Katju in Nirav Modi extradition order

The UK Court rejected Justice Katju's argument that Nirav Modi will not get fair trial in India, and exposed his hypocrisy

I worry about Yogendra Yadav’s mental health and his The Print article on the 2021 Bengal elections proves I am not wrong

As BJP rises in Bengal, a panic attack was detailed in The Print, written by our very own Icchadhari protestor, Yogendra Yadav.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,120FansLike
520,728FollowersFollow
23,800SubscribersSubscribe