Youtube recently suspended a user for apparently uncovering a child abuse scandal. Youtube recently suspended the account page of illwriteit.com after a child abuse story we ran went viral. The local WYOU EyeWitness news ended up covering the story, and now a massive investigation has been launched into the incident. Our reward for this was a suspension from Youtube.
When we first uploaded the edited video we caught online that you see to the right, Youtube falsely accused us of uploading the video for “shock value” when the true intent was to inspire an investigation, which we eventually did. With absolutely no factual basis to support their claim, Youtube issued a strike against our account for “shock value”.
With Youtube discriminating against us for no apparent reason, we self hosted the video at our expense on this website. Our objective was to find out what really happened here, and in the end, we’re glad that we did. After the story on our website went viral, at our expense, WYOU Eyewitness news out of Northeastern PA covered the story for 2 days in a row during prime time.
This video is displayed to the right.
While we received praise over social media like the “tweet” you see to the right, youtube decided to reward us with an account suspension.
Effort, Monroe County – Monroe County Commissioners are investigating Children and Youth’s response to child abuse concerns in the Poconos.
After seeing the Eyewitness News story about a woman who beat a boy because she got angry at the child’s father, a neighbor came forward. She didn’t want to be identified out of fear that the abuser might come after her family.
She said Monroe County Children and Youth questioned the boy in front of the accused abuser and did nothing to help him. She also claimed the father felt he had no choice but to record the violence to prove what was going on in his house.
Youtube’s policies clearly protect child abusers. I’ve witnessed several people defending Youtube when they first removed the video and gave us a strike, but now there is absolutely no defending them, and no denying that their policies protect child abusers and who knows what else.
I can remember when Joe Paterno was made into a media scapegoat for “not doing enough” according to them even though he reported child molestation to his superiors, yet here we have a clear case of Youtube witnesses sing Child abuse and not reporting it to anyone, but rather deleting the evidence and then punishing the person who demanded justice for the children.