This is a bird’s eye view of YouTube in action. It’s very much like current American politics – there are rules – the guy with the bigger stick wins. Got it? From the Community Guidelines –
“YouTube is not a shock site. Don’t post gross-out videos of accidents, dead bodies or similar things intended to shock or disgust.”
“Okay, this one is more about us than you. YouTube staff review flagged videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate our Community Guidelines. When they do, we remove them. Sometimes a video doesn’t violate our Community Guidelines, but may not be appropriate for everyone. These videos may be age-restricted.”
There are twelve videos on the playlist (Offensive or Inappropriate Videos) of a tiny little girl. She is dead, a victim of a terrible war. It is all one video shared and uploaded by twelve different users.
BE FOREWARNED! It takes an incredibly strong stomach to view these. You will pardon me I’m sure if I don’t embed one of them here. The playlist and screencaps below are bad enough IMHO.
The first two on the list have this warning –
The third video requires one to confirm that they are 18 or over in order to view. That designation was assigned by the user, not YouTube.
Just thought you’all would find this – interesting.