YouTube has taken down a series of videos containing children using swear words and objectionable content (like “Adolf Hitler did nothing wrong”, “Feminism is Cancer” and “I get more a** than a toilet seat”) after Tejaswini Naik, a Mumbai resident, created a Change.org petition to have them removed. The petition had 52,523 signatures in its support. Apparently, a tuition teacher was charging $5 (on Fiverr, a website where people pay $5 to get something done) to make and upload videos of the children saying content which Naik described in the petition as “racist, sexual and filled with hatred”. Naik says that she reported the videos to YouTube, which initially said that the videos did not violate its community guidelines. Naik had started two Change.org petitions (here and here) where the videos were being sold, 3 weeks ago. After launching the petition, YouTube terminated the ‘PenorCut’ account and agreed to take down the content, saying that “...After careful review, we determined that it violated our community guidelines and so we've removed it. We will also work to remove copies of videos taken from the channel and reuploaded once they are flagged.” Meanwhile, in a Reddit thread, a user claiming to be the admin of the PenorCut channel stated that the kids were getting paid an average of $40 per 32 seconds for shooting the video, and that he/she spent $1,000 with them. In the Reddit thread, ‘RealPenorCut’ said that, “...All of this money will undoubtedly help them (the children) in their education and I can guarantee that because of these videos,…
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