Saturday, November 3, 2007

Something YOU can do!

Last week, blogsupporter jamsjam made a posting on the webboards urging people to flag as "hate speech" any videos people come across on youtube that are Anti-Albanian, an idea this blog wholeheartedly supports. While I fully support free speech, and don't believe that the government should be in the business of censorship, youtube is a private business, and in fact has set up within it's structure the means to flag videos that are in any way offensive.

Now, I'm not expecting or wanting folks to waste their whole day away hunting down offensive videos, but if you're on youtube, and you come across something that presents blatant (or even not so blatant) lies about the Albanian people, their history, their culture, or that advocates harm to Albanians, the abolition of Kosova or the Albanian state proper, etc., then please do yourself (and me) a favor, and flag it as hate speech. It's not hard to do, and literally only takes a couple of seconds. Thanks! :)


Anonymous said...

That means blocking every non-Shiptar video on YouTube. Wouldn't that be a little bit too much?

Peshkatari said...

Errr, no. I mean any videos that deliberately slander the Albanian people, their history, culture, or that make threats against Albanian people or against Albania proper or Kosova. I can't say as how I see flagging (and just because you flag a video does not mean it'll automatically get blocked) those kinds of videos equates with flagging any non-Albanian videos on youtube.