New York Post editorial protests temporary shutdown
of PMW’s YouTube channel
New York Post editorial staff, March 12, 2016
Headline: “The haters’ new ‘shut up’ tactics”
“It’s infinitely easy to avoid a Web page you dislike — but trolls have found a new way to shut down voices they don’t want others to hear…
Early last week, Palestinian Media Watch was kicked off YouTube for (supposedly) pushing hate speech.
Now, all PMW does is provide translations of what the local (mainly state-controlled) media are showing in the Palestinian territories. A lot of it is hate speech — but PMW is exposing it as such. And the folks who pushed for the shutdown simply didn’t want it exposed.
PMW fans soon convinced YouTube to restore its channel — but, again, it’s outrageous that it was shut down at all.”
[http://nypost.com/2016/03/12/the-haters-new-shut-up-tactics/, March 12, 2016]