Prager University, an educational free market video series founded by Dennis Prager, has been restricted by YouTube.
In each video, a noted academic, media personality or specialist addresses a particular issue with data, illustrations and infographics. But YouTube has ‘restricted’ the content so that watching the educational videos requires an age rating above 18 years old.
The YouTube video series has seen wide success. But now, YouTube has placed 21 PragerU videos on “restricted mode,” a category meant for inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content.
“We’ve worked quietly behind the scenes for months to resolve this, but YouTube’s censorship continues, leaving us with no option but to go public,” PragerU announced Tuesday. “There is no excuse for Google and YouTube censoring and restricting any PragerU videos, which are produced with the sole intent of educating people of all ages about America’s founding values.”
YouTube specialists defended their restriction of Prager U videos, saying, “We don’t censor anyone”, although they do “take into consideration what the intent of the video is” and “what the focus of the video is.”
In response, Prager University has launched an online petition so that people of all ages are free to watch their educational videos.