Some users managed to discover that anti-SJW videos, like the one from Bearded Wonder titled “SJW’s Are Ruining Gaming and Here’s Why”, are now being censored via the Limited State Content policy. This means that the video no longer shows up in YouTube searches, no longer shows up in recommended panels, can no longer be shared, can no longer be commented on, and you’re now unable to see how many views it has.
Reddit user jlenoconel noticed that the video no longer allows you to engage with it on a community level, and now has a warning that it’s been classified as inappropriate, offensive and problematic by the YouTube community curation team.
The Limited State Content Policy was rolled out back in August, 2017.
The policy was originally aimed at what Google deemed “religious supremacy”, “supremacist” and “extremist”.
The real trick here is that the content may be hit with such a label even if it does not break any of YouTube’s community guideline rules.
In this case, Bearded Wonder’s video – which was originally published back on May 24th, 2017 – was considered extremist and/or supremacist. You can view the near-40 minute video for yourself to decide.
The Hitler imagery may have been the culprit.
Google/YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have been cracking down on what they deem to be “supremacist” imagery: this include images of the swastika, Hitler, or Nazism.
Just recently Twitter has been purging their social network of accounts that they labeled as supremacist and/or hateful, along with handing out suspensions on accounts that have Nazi imagery in their profiles.
You can still view many of Bearded Wonder’s other videos without any restrictions. However, the video “SJW’s Are Ruining Gaming and Here’s Why” is only accessible by direct linking or by going into Bearded Wonder’s video section and manually clicking on the video.
But this isn’t the first time that the anti-SJW video has been blocked.
Back on August 17th, 2017, Bearded Wonder did a video noting that the anti-SJW piece had been blocked in several countries due to legal reasons. You can view the video below.
YouTube contacted Bearded Wonder, writing…
“We have received a legal complaint regarding your video. After review, the following video: SJW’s Are Ruining Gaming and Here’s Why has been blocked from view on the following YouTube country site(s):
“Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Israel, Italy, Martinique, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Poland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Reunion, French Southern Territories, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte, UK”
This is separate from the Limited State censorship that was later applied to the video. With the Limited State measure it’s been censored beyond the countries listed in the e-mail, and it has not been blocked due to a “legal complaint” but rather for being “inappropriate” and/or “offensive”.
Bearded Wonder presumes that a group of SJWs have likely complained to YouTube about the video in order to force it into YouTube purgatory.
YouTube enacted similar measures against some anti-SJW content creators in the past using the adpocalypse and the demonetization blacklists. However, now it appears that some anti-SJW content could be susceptible for being completely removed from public searches and accessibility due to the Limited State Content policy.