Nerdrotic, YellowFlash, Critical Drinker, And Jesse Grant Targeted By Censorship Police For Opinions About ‘The Marvels,’ YouTube Appears To Encourage Reporting

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios' THE MARVELS. Photo by Laura Radford. © 2023 MARVEL.

Numerous YouTubers including Nerdrotic, YellowFlash, The Critical Drinker, and Jesse Grant were targeted by social media users wanting them removed from the YouTube algorithm and describing their opinions about The Marvels as “hateful videos.”

(L-R): Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios’ THE MARVELS. Photo by Laura Radford. © 2023 MARVEL.

X user Laha_Jee posted to the social media platform, “When I search about The Marvels on YouTube why are these two in the Top 10 results? YouTube algorithm is pushing these hateful videos.”

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YouTube responded to the complaint writing, “you can remove recommended vids on your homepage by selecting ‘Not interested’ in content you don’t like, this will influence how YouTube suggests videos to you in the future. check out these tips to manage your recommendations:”

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They then seemingly encouraged the user to report the videos, “also, we definitely want our community to help flag inappropriate content to ensure YouTube is a safe place for everyone! if you come across something that violates YouTube’s policies, you can report it by following these steps: thank you.”

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YouTube would also respond to a number of other users in the replies. Kayode4Kayode wrote, “Well can you please tell us why you recommend grifters on my feed every time channels that I don’t even watch at all spewing the same hate violence grif everyday.”

YouTube replied, “sorry about that. if you haven’t yet, you can remove recommended content by selecting “Not interested” on your home page. also, improving your recommendations can help. more here:

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Another user, who has since deleted his post, wanted Nerdrotic Daily’s Taco Bout Blue Beetle video removed.

The user posted, “There’s literally a video that had racist language, I’m sure it’s been reported but y’all do nothing about it…”

YouTube replied, “when a video’s reported, it won’t be automatically taken down. note: once we’ve confirmed that it’s violating our guidelines, we’ll act on it. also, if you’ve already flagged the video, can you share its URL so we can pass it along for another review?”

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In a follow-up YouTube praised the user for reporting Nerdrotic.

The user wrote, “Gladly, it’s offensive for so many reasons. I can’t believe it’s still up. I’d just hate to give these people exposure and more clicks.”

YouTube responded, “eally appreciate you reporting this w/ the official tool, we’ll also bump this up with the policy team. we take reports like this very seriously, and the team works hard to action violative content when made aware. we’ll take it from here.”

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One user would question why YouTube was seemingly encouraging users to report the channels. MacielMarlon posted, “Hey TeamYouTube how about accountability for people that falsely flag videos? Do you accept those people roaming free in your platform, or do you guys do what’s right and ban them as well?”

YouTube responded, “to clarify, we look into misuse of our tools & webforms to prevent abuse & take action once any violations are confirmed. here if you have any other q’s.”

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YellowFlash reacted to all of this in a video saying, “When people have legit reasons that they need YouTube to respond and talk to them such as a video getting taken down or something happening with their channel, maybe their channel got hacked and hijacked. You might not hear about YouTube responding unless thousands of people tweet about it.”

“But these people with barely any followers b***h about a channel, they run right in, ‘Ohhhh. What can we do for you?'”

The tactics many of these users seem to be employing in order to shut down Nerdrotic, Yellow Flash, The Critical Drinker, and Jesse Grant are tactics outlined by Gina Carano.

Carano reacted to the news that HBO executive Casey Bloys was using his staff to respond to film critics over reviews he did not like. She wrote on X, “But what if [bot armies were] used for something much more sinister… These damn critical YouTubers have too many followers, they are gaining traction, let’s censor them, on top of sending in the fake bot armies, just enough to get the yes men & useful idiots on board & rolling.”

What do you make of YouTube responding to these individuals who are trying to censor and cancel YouTubers?

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