According to the WSJ, Google’s subsidiary YouTube has given roughly 200 organizations, including a British police unit, the ability to flag up to 20 YouTube videos at once to be reviewed for violating the sites guidelines. According to the Financial Times, the British police unit has reportedly been using its new found powers of censorship to remove many videos and channels that it considers “extremist.”
It’s not surprising, given Google’s involvement with the state, that it would agree to unleash UK censors on YouTube. The UK is the most repressive western government in terms of speech rights. It wouldn’t surprise me if we see many more channels like Dice’s get destroyed in the coming years as the end of the western financial system becomes ever more apparent.