PLEASE SPREAD THIS BEFORE WE GET EVEN MORE RESTRICTED ON YOUTUBE! *** WE ARE BEING SILENCED AND CENSORED ON YOUTUBE! ***
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Here’s the story behind this. Around February 2019, YouTube unilaterally decided to turn off comments on tens of thousands of family channels. Their official corporate stamped response to numerous protests effectively implies that children will be better protected from pedophiles if the comments are disabled. 6 months later I am still at a loss trying to find the faintest causal link between the two. Apparently, the new policy was their knee jerk answer to the immediate need to the outside pressures to show they are doing something about protecting children. However misguided that policy is the truth lies in the algorithm that heavily relies on the comment activity. If a channel has low (or none in our case) comment activity it is deemed largely unpopular and it is omitted from many searches and suggested videos even though it may be very much on the subject that you are researching or simply interested in. Comment section is indeed very useful and the discussions we had with our viewers were highly constructive to both sides. We lost thousand of them and countless hours of work answering very informative questions. Since the comments ban the algorithm effectively put our channel on backburner and nearly stopped our fairly dynamic growth. We also lost touch with a number of very active fans. We miss you sorely. We thank those that managed to find us visa other channels like FB, Instagram, and our own www.SailOceans.com and reestablished the links.
We say NO to corporate censorship that muffles our open stance about important issues in lives and specially family lives under a very poorly constructed pretense of protection. We are very aware of what is going on in the World and are highly capable of protecting ourselves and our children. We certainly do not need YouTube to institute the thought police straight out of Orwell’s “1984” script. We know our life is not a typical family life, but we have every intention of showing it as is. We also get the sense that there is a large group of people seriously tired of watching the same sugar coated and nauseating, TV style, zero drama content that reflects only a tiny bits of someone’s life carefully handpicked not to cause any real discussion or to throw anyone of their comfort zone. Remaining in the comfort zone guarantees one cannot learn anything new, because by definition one remains in the familiar territory at all times. Who is YouTube management to decide what model should our lives be lead based on? Why should they be lead based on any model other than our own true and most fundamental feelings of being connected with others by and in love.
The cherry on the cake is the HYPOCRISY. We have not found a family channel showing kids in swimsuit or even in just diapers have their comments shutdown with 100000 subscribers or more. So apparently the comments only excite pedophiles if the channel brings less money to YouTube. Big channels simply never faced this problem.
Lots of love.
Ania & Bartek 🙏
We invite you to our www.SailOceans.com to follow along and leave comments. Only there can we guarantee to remain open and available with a clear and crisp voice unaltered by the corporate communism censors.