Maybe you’ve heard, that Prager University is taking Youtube to court over a censorship case that started a while back when the social media giant took down such offensive videos as, “Cops Are The Good Guys,” “Why American Must Lead,” “College Made Me a Conservative” and “What’s Wrong with E-Cigarettes?”
Yes, thoroughly disgusting, right? Well, as luck would have it, the case is destined for the 9th circuit, where it will be heard by the nation’s most off the rails, liberal, activists court, judges. Which begs the question, will this be the ground breaking case that ends up in the Supreme Court, because you just know the 9th is going to go the wrong way with it.
WND has this, on that.
The appeal was filed by the web-based organization run by columnist and commentator Dennis Prager after a district judge dismissed the case.
Prager University describes itself as a “conservative nonprofit digital media organization that is associated with and presents the views of leading conservative experts on current and historical events.”
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh decided the organization did not successfully demonstrate YouTube infringed its free speech by restricting its videos by age.
The judge ruled internet giants, who have a virtual monopoly on web access and usage, weren’t “state actors” and so weren’t necessarily subject to the First Amendment’s provisions about “public forums” for speech.
The censorship fight developed because the social media company claimed some of the Prager U videos were inappropriate for some viewers.
Google, the YouTube owner, already had acknowledged that determining restrictions for videos can be subjective but declined to accept liability for its decisions.
Only time will tell, folks, but something has to break somewhere, sometime. We can’t go on letting the left censor conservative thought.