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@natgeo and @geico sponsor beheading videos on YouTube…yes, real ones

December 31, 2013

UPDATE: Editor Charlie sez: Chris first posted this one in October, and there are still plenty of beheading videos on YouTube, available tonight to cord cutters. With entertainment like this, who needs HBO, right? YouTube has put some of these behind “Content Warning” screen that requires you to sign in with a YouTube account. Also known as giving Google your email address or signing up for a Gmail account. That’s if you want to watch it on YouTube–you can see it just fine off of YouTube if someone embeds it in a referring page, like this:

So YouTube makes it look like they are screening violent videos, but all they are really doing is grabbing users email addresses to sell them other stuff and preserving Google’s monopoly over video traffic by allowing grotesque videos to drive traffic to YouTube through referring sites.

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[Editor Charlie sez: Here’s a recent “content warning” video embedded from YouTube:

So YouTube makes it look like they are screening violent videos, but all they are really doing is grabbing users email addresses to sell them other stuff and preserving Google’s monopoly over video traffic by allowing grotesque videos to drive traffic to YouTube through referring sites.

 

YouTube–the #1 music destination online–is also the home of all sorts of grotesque videos, monetized by YouTube and Google.  Try searching YouTube for “beheading” and you’ll get the idea.  544,000 search results all available for streaming directly into your home, right now, all over Internet television.

Not only is YouTube available at home, but it’s also linked to Google’s education apps, government apps, and by the Android.  And these are not just an odd video here and there, these videos account for millions of views.

Some of the beheading videos…

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