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.

- Ad - - article resumes -

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. 

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

BJP leader P K Krishnadas had alleged that the campus was an SFI stronghold and that the principal was denying the ABVP members the right to carry out their organisation's work.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Couple forced out of village; husband pressurised to accept wife’s religion

Hindu boy’s family forced out of village for marrying Muslim girl, police advices boy to convert as villagers threaten to kill

Newlywed Hindu boy and Muslim girl approach SSP for protection as villagers threaten to kill them and local police ask the boy to convert

Mangaluru villagers caught Mohammad Ansari raping a calf, police arrests villagers for ‘hurting religious beliefs’

In the Kunjathbail village in Mangaluru, Mohammad Ansari was caught red-handed by the villagers while he was raping a calf.

Here are 15 famous quotes from Harsha Bhogle during his commentary stint

The famous Indian commentator, Harsha Bhogle, born on July 19 in Hyderabad is celebrating his 58th birthday today.

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.
Delhi Police bust Taliban controlled drug cartel that used jute bags to smuggle heroin worth 5000 crores

Delhi police bust Taliban controlled heroin racket, Afghan-Pakistani cartel worth 5000 crores discovered

Delhi police's special cell has busted a sophisticated Afghan-Pakistani heroin cartel that used heroin-soaked jute bags carrying spices and dry fruits to smuggle the drug into India.

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok
Salma Ansari's temple plan receives AMU's objection

AMU administration’s jolt to Mrs Ansari’s secularism pitch, says no to temple plan inside ‘Chacha Nehru Madarsa’

Salma Ansari, the wife of former vice president Hamid Ansari, had announced recently that she will have a temple built inside the 'Chacha Nehru Madarsa' that she runs in AMU campus.

Serial abuser Ajaz Khan, who was arrested for inciting communal tensions, sent to judicial custody for 14 days

Ajaz Khan was arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch for uploading provoking videos promoting enmity between different communities on his social media pages

Dhoni makes himself unavailable for West Indies Tour, will serve the paramilitary regiment

Just before a day of selection of Indian team cricket for the West Indies tour, the most experienced Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the tour and will serve his paramilitary regiment.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,687FansLike
159,616FollowersFollow
74,892SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post