I am looking for support from all people concerned with the sexual exploitation of minors in the United States as well as all countries that seems to go unchecked on the creator based video sharing platform YouTube, a company owned by Google.
Recently a video was published on YouTube showing the sexual exploitation of young children engaging in acts that should not only not be seen by minors but especially not be a part of the acts portrayed in such videos.
We are in a time of readily accessible technologies that enable any person of any age to access any content knowingly or unknowingly such as spam adverts or emails or even just pop-ups when visiting a website.
I don’t feel that such a limitation of such videos on YouTube could even be considered freedom of speech violations since all parties involved in the videos most likely are not given an option to participate or not. If the victims rights in freedom of speech is violated than the material produced from such actions cannot be considered free speech.
It is up to all of us to protect our children and many have taken the steps to protect their children with certain features limiting access to such content. However, it is easily circumvented with misleading video titles and tags. Having such videos with content of violating another individuals rights and freedoms by forcing them into sexual acts creates an environment that is not suitable for all viewers.
The freely available violent, explicit, and uncontrolled content of children being abused both physically and sexually on YouTube pushes society into an area of deviance that the majority does not want to see on YouTube.
It is my understanding that certain teams monitor certain areas of YouTube and it is not at all unreasonable to also include a team, if not automated or an algorithm, for such types of content as mentioned in this petition.
Please stand with us by signing this petition to have videos on YouTube removed that contain any sexual acts with a minor.