- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The conservative nonprofit organization Prager University announced Tuesday that it has no choice but to “go public” over YouTube’s attempts to muzzle its educational videos.

Tens of millions of people watch Prager University’s academic videos each year for their ability to easily articulate American principles within minutes. The organization started by popular radio host Dennis Prager now says much of its all-ages content is being classified under “restricted mode” for objectionable content.

YouTube is censoring 21 PragerU videos! We’ve worked quietly behind the scenes for months to resolve this, but YouTube’s censorship continues, leaving us with no option but to go public,” the group wrote on its Facebook page Tuesday.

Some of the “restricted mode” videos include:

  • Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
  • Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?
  • What ISIS Wants
  • Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?
  • Is America Racist?
  • Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
  • Radical Islam: The Most Dangerous Ideology
  • The Most Important Question About Abortion
  • Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?
  • Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?

Google specialists, in response to Prager University’s complaints, said “we don’t censor anyone” and that they were taking into consideration “what the intent of the video is.”

Prager University’s website, however, does not hide its intent.

“We take the best ideas from the best minds and distill them down to five focused minutes,” the group says. “We then add graphics and animation to create the most persuasive, entertaining, and educational case possible for the values that have made America and the West the source of so much liberty and wealth. These values are Judeo-Christian at their core and include the concepts of freedom of speech, a free press, free markets and a strong military to protect and project those values.”

The group has launched a petition to help convince YouTube and Google to reverse course.


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