The video-sharing service YouTube has been a target of conservative critics, as it has allowed users to share clips of political content without any repercussions.
Now, the video-share service is facing a lawsuit from a group of users who say the company is censoring their videos to make it easier for conservative activists to view them.
The lawsuit filed Monday claims that YouTube is failing to provide enough safeguards to prevent conservative activists from accessing videos that are “toxic to conservatives,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
The lawsuit alleges that YouTube’s “virus scanning system has been configured to identify and block certain videos based on political content.
If a video uploaded by a user is flagged as harmful, the user will be required to provide the user’s name and email address.
The user will also have to provide a link to the original video in which the video was uploaded.”
In a statement to Fox News, YouTube said it “fully respects the First Amendment rights of the American people to share their political views, but we also work to ensure that the platform has the tools and tools to protect the public from dangerous content that violates the First and Fourth Amendments.”
We have taken steps to ensure our platforms and features work with other platforms and services, and we have changed our approach to detecting and blocking content that poses a threat to our users.””
While we do not comment on ongoing litigation, we have taken action to protect our users’ rights.
We have taken steps to ensure our platforms and features work with other platforms and services, and we have changed our approach to detecting and blocking content that poses a threat to our users.”