Hate Deleted: Anti-Semitic YouTube Video Removed
October 8, 2020
A crudely anti-Semitic video called “WHAT IS A NEW WORLD ORDER?” by a YouTube channel named “Truth Unedited,” had been hosted by YouTube since January 2018, continuing to collect hundreds of thousands of views. Alerted to this dangerous video by our partner network, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) launched a campaign to have the video removed from YouTube’s platform. Thanks to the collective power of our grassroots activist network and partner organizations, the video was removed by YouTube for violating hate speech policies within several hours of our campaign’s launch.
The video emphasized that powerful Jews secretly control the world, including the banking, energy, healthcare, education and political sectors. It described Jews as having been “the unseen hand guiding the world for centuries.” The video accused Jews of having engineered wars (including both World Wars), financial depressions, health epidemics, poverty and terrorism – including the 9/11 attacks. It also falsely asserted that Jews were a driving force behind the African slave trade.
The video ran counter to YouTube’s policies regarding prohibited content. YouTube officially prohibits content that promotes or condones violence or incites hatred against individuals or groups based on core characteristics such as ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, and religion. This includes one of the most targeted minorities for hate crimes in the United States today – the Jewish people.
CAM’s campaign asked users to report the hateful video to YouTube as “Hateful or abusive content,” and to also contact YouTube’s Matt Halprin, Vice-President of Global Trust and Safety, to respectfully make him aware of concerns about the anti-Semitic video.
Last summer, CAM also ran a campaign that successfully removed Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic July 4th speech from YouTube. Farrakhan’s speech, which was viewed by over 800,000 people on YouTube, was also promoted by the rap artist Sean Combs (Puff Daddy) to his millions of Twitter followers.
If you come across an anti-Semitic video on YouTube, please alert CAM by filling out an incident report here. We will work with you and our partners to have the video removed.