Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Shark-jumping in 2020: YouTube age-restricts PolitiFact Bias' Hitler parody video

Years ago, we joined the trend of creating a parody video using a segment of the movie "Downfall." We dubbed our version "Hitler Finds Out No Pulitzer for PolitiFact in 2014."

Early this morning YouTube sent us an email informing us that it has slapped age restrictions on the video. Supposedly it fails some unnamed aspect of YouTube's community guidelines.

We wanted to let you know that our team has reviewed your content and we don't think it's in line with our Community Guidelines. As a result, we've age-restricted the following content: Video: Hitler Learns PolitiFact has Failed to Win a Pulitzer Prize for the Fifth Straight Year We haven't applied a strike to your channel, and your content is still live for some users on YouTube.

We're mystified as to what community guideline the video might transgress, unless there's something like "Thou Shalt Not Mock PolitiFact" in there somewhere.  Or maybe "shiznit" is on a list of forbidden words.

We still think it's funny.

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