Like Hungary, Poland has staunchly opposed the EU mandatory quota for resettling refugees. The Polish government recently created a brief video spot on the topic, explaining Polish policy and pointing out that some EU leaders have admitted that the mandatory resettlement scheme couldn’t possibly work — that is, that the Poles had been right all along.
When the Polish government put the video on YouTube, Google responded by consigning it to “YouTube Jail” — a relatively new condition that prevents the video from being embedded or listed for public view, and withholds all statistics on views from the channel’s owner. YouTube Jail imposes as many restrictions as can be imposed on a video without actually taking it down.
Vlad has uploaded a subtitled version of the Polish video that is still embeddable (so far). If YouTube eventually sends it to the video slammer, there’s also a BitChute version, which won’t be taken down and is embeddable.
Many thanks to the Polish government for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below are some excerpts from a Breitbart article on the topic:
Goolag Archipelago: Google Sends Powerful Migrant Crisis Video by POLISH GOVERNMENT to ‘YouTube Jail’
YouTube has ‘quarantined’ a hard-hitting video on Europe’s migrant crisis released by Poland’s conservative government, as part the platform’s crackdown on “hate speech and violent extremism”.
The Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration’s video has been placed in a controversial state designed by YouTube to limit access to videos it says contain “supremacist” or “extremist” content, but which don’t break any of the platform’s rules.
Opening with dramatic scenes of migrants swarming into Europe, the video highlights EU leaders’ insistence that the newcomers be spread throughout the continent, and forced even on unwilling nations through compulsory quotas.
But YouTube has now placed the powerful video in “limited state” — a condition designed to severely reduce the potential audience for “borderline” content. Videos placed under this system are unsearchable, impossible to embed on other sites, and removed from users’ recommended videos lists.
The only way to reach ‘quarantined’ content is by clicking a direct link to the video in question, at which point viewers are warned that the “content is inappropriate or offensive”, asking them to click a button before they are allowed to proceed.
YouTube has also shut down comments on videos which have been placed in this “limited state”, and removed view counts and up-votes and down-votes, making it impossible to see the reach of the video, or know how it has been received.
|00:00||Over the past four years, waves of the largest mass migration have been sweeping across Europe.|
|00:06||A wave of refugees is washing over the European Union with the force of a tsunami.|
|00:08||Migration crisis – Merkel will not give up on compulsory refugee quotas!|
|00:09||Juncker is threatening EU countries with refugees|
|00:11||The EU is threatening Poland for not accepting refugees. Donald Tusk: ‘There will be consequences’|
|00:13||The government of the Law and Justice party has reversed the harmful decision of the PO-PSL government to bring immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa into Poland.|
|00:23||We have consistently opposed the automatic relocation mechanism imposed by European Union leaders.|
|00:30||Mariusz Błaszczak: Poland is united with its Visegrad Group partners.|
|00:33||Mariusz Błaszczak: It wasn’t like that before – the solidarity of the Visegrad Group was shattered by the PO-PSL coalition government.|
|00:40||We were the first to say that not every immigrant is a refugee, and only a few are fleeing from war and terror. Our predictions have come true.|
|00:49||There have been confirmed cases where people involved with terrorist organizations have entered Europe among refugees.|
|00:57||Although many attacks have been thwarted, there has been a wave of terrorist attacks in Europe.|
|01:02||Mariusz Błaszczak: This is another of a series of attacks. It was Paris last November, Brussels in March.|
|01:08||Mariusz Błaszczak: This problem is connected with what the west of Europe is struggling with – decades of a policy of multiculturalism and political correctness.|
|01:19||The scale of the problem of illegal immigration to Europe has overmatched EU leaders.|
|01:25||Our government chooses a responsible way to fight the problem of illegal immigration.|
|01:29||Polish border guards protect not only the borders of EU countries.|
|01:34||Over the past two years, more than 850 of our border guards have been providing security in 18 countries.|
|01:41||Mariusz Błaszczak: We will be consistent, we will show that this is about security policy, and security is a national policy, not a community policy.|
|01:53||Humanitarian aid from Poland is reaching the victims of wars in the Middle East.|
|01:57||The European Union is beginning to change its manner of thinking about taking in refugees.|
|02:02||Angela Merkel: We have not managed to do everything in the last year. Too much time had passed before we began to deal with the issue of immigrants.|
|02:08||Angela Merkel: If I could go back in time, I would better prepare myself for this crisis.|
|02:12||EU leaders are beginning to understand the absurd policy of forced relocation of refugees.|
|02:17||They are beginning to appreciate how important it is to protect the external borders of the European Union and the security of its own citizens, who feel increasingly threatened.|
|02:27||Donald Tusk: The issue of this forced relocation, I don’t see any real future for this project.|
|02:33||Discussion of the forced distribution of refugees has come to a halt.|
|02:37||Two years after the Polish government opposed taking in illegal immigrants, Europe has opened its eyes and admitted we were right.