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The Petition Archives | YouTube Should Substantiate Complaints before Suspending Accounts
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YouTube Should Substantiate Complaints before Suspending Accounts


Chad Hurley
CEO, YouTube
San Bruno, California, United States


Jim Safley
Washington, D.C.


March 31, 2009, 3:02 pm


Recently, YouTube suspended the account of the James Randi Educational Foundation. This kind of treatment is becoming a trend for high-profile YouTube users who are outwardly critical of religion. We hope that YouTube will resist the sanctimonious outcry of religious fundamentalists (or any other idealogical affiliation) who already exert undue influence on government policy, television, and radio. Before suspending user accounts, determine if the complaints are substantiated and not founded on irrelevant, reactionary principles. Moreover, users who abuse the flagging system, or complain without just cause, should be penalized.


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Jim Safley, "YouTube Should Substantiate Complaints before Suspending Accounts," in The Petition Archives, Item #1434, (accessed January 18, 2018).

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