Monday, March 12, 2007

CUPVF's Wiretap Ad

YouTube recently removed CUPVF's Wiretap ad, which premiered in October 2006 on Hannity and Colmes. After several e-mail exchanges, "Elizabeth" from "the YouTube Team" explained:

I cannot disclose why our staff chose to remove this video, but it was likely because in our Terms of Use it states that you cannot publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage YouTube or any third party. Your video did not provide any information regarding where you found the material for your Wiretap video, and it may be construed as slanderous without this information.

A colleague tells me that YouTube is known for deleting conservative videos, but it took firsthand experience for me to believe it.

Fortunately, the Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network, to which I just uploaded the ad, isn't so politically correct, and you can judge for yourself. Is this slanderous?