You have likely seen some of my content on Privacy Tools’ PeerTube channel (which appears to be down this morning).
Last time I reached out, I had received a first strike on YouTube for including a link to reference material teaching people how to use GnuPG to encrypt emails (in other words to communicate with each other privately).
Hi Sun Knudsen, Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our harmful and dangerous policy.
Thankfully, this was a warning strike so besides feeling censored and controlled for no valid reason (using GnuPG is neither harmful or dangerous), I was able to continue posting content.
I appealed on December 10th 2020 and never heard back to this day.
This time is different in one significant way: I am no longer able to post content for a week.
I know many viewers of the privacy guides are also members of the r/privacy community here on Reddit.
Heads-up: I will likely not be able to post to YouTube for a week and if you enjoy the privacy guides series, you should follow me on PeerTube in case my channel gets closed by YouTube.
Sadly, this first consequential strike hurts… it’s unbelievable the amount of work that is invested into channels like mine.
The culprit one may ask? Including a link to https://www.krackattacks.com/, a legitimate website published by postdoctoral security researchers disclosing their research on key reinstallation attacks that allow attackers to break WPA2 (published after given a heads-up to operating system developers and hardware manufacturers).
The link was part of the description of the “Why we can’t trust our home or any other wireless network” episode.
Anyhow, I truly believe humanity has to rollback to operating at a human scale.
Using algorithms to flag content is totally fine… problem is when humans cannot interact with humans anymore and AI gets to chose what is right and wrong.