john5000 - 10:42 am on Dec 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Today it came to my attention that the phrase "no credit cards" (without quotes... hmm, and maybe also w/ quotes but I haven't tried that yet).... yah... the phrase "no credit cards" gives an error message when anybody includes that phrase in a comment to a video on Youtube.
There has been a video posted on Youtube discussing this, and inviting people to test the phrase for themselves to prove it. That's what I did, I tested the phrase, and indeed the phrase resulted in an error message.
Some people think it's a conspiracy by bankers to censor people on Youtube.
I've thought of additional possible explanations:
- Hackers or Google engineers playing around to mess with people... or maybe they are anti-bank and want people to *think* that a censorship conspiracy is taking place, so that more people feel negative toward the banksters.
- Maybe the phrase is blocked as an anti-spam measure. (Yet, many other phrases with the words "credit cards" go through in a comment without the error message.)
- Silly marketing tactics to get people to talk about Youtube, thus increasing awareness about the website (I guess I fell for it, if this is the case).
Go ahead and try the phrase for yourself, and you can see it causes the error message when trying to post it in a Youtube comment.
The title of the Youtube video where this matter is exposed is: RED ALERT, NEWS FLASH YOU MUST WATCH AND SPREAD - TAKE THE TEST
There are also mirrors of that same video now on Youtube.
Who/what do you think is behind the blocking of the "no credit cards" phrase in Youtube comments?