London’s Muslim Mayor Pulls Sick Benghazi Move
Our readers no doubt recall the infuriatingly unacceptable excuse initially put forward by former President Barack Obama and his administration regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 — that it had been caused by protests in response to a hateful anti-Islam video on YouTube.
It would appear that London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan has borrowed that same page out of Obama’s playbook in his latest response to a spike in violent knife crime in his city, crime his government and the media studiously try to avoid reporting — or assigning specific blame or motive to the perpetrators.
Instead, as seen in a news release from the mayor’s office, Khan is demanding that YouTube and other social media platforms crack down on videos displaying violence or threats of violence, rather than announce a crackdown on the actual perpetrators of that violence that is seen in the videos.
Citing YouTube’s failure to take down at least four separate videos featuring criminal gangs engaged in or threatening to commit violence that had been reported by the Metropolitan Police, which Khan believes violates the companies terms of service, the mayor is demanding the company take action.
“Internet giants have policies in place around violent content, but they do not go far enough,” stated Khan. “Google, YouTube and other platforms have a responsibility to the millions of young people using their sites every day, and it is vital that they toughen up their guidelines, remove breaches immediately and work with partners to help ensure such horrific videos do not reappear. Lives could depend on it.”