YouTube (YT) presently responds to complaints of abusive, racist, and homophobic content by blocking usernames and/or taking down the offending channel. This is not sufficient since users can simply clone new channels and/or create new user names within minutes of being suspended.
Word FilteringWord filtering works by blocking offensive words like "nigger”, “faggot”, “jewwatch” or “1488,88” in the creation of new YouTube channel user names. A simple word filter would prevent user names for accounts like nigggrstinksofshit18 and JewwatchFrance and JEWWATCH7 or HAHAimbackjews1488, 14USA88, MrNiggerHunter1488x.
User Name Filtering
User name filtering prevents suspended abusive users from using the same username again in series or derivatives like niggerstinksofshit18, niggerstinksofshit19 or JewatchFrance, GastheKikes, GasTheKikesScum, GasTheKikes1.
It is obvious that a person who creates username like "niggersrstinksofshit18" does so to gain attention and to advertise offensive content. Why not put a stop to this practice by simply filtering racist, homophobic and other offensive terms and previously suspended user names as well as implanting good IP & Anonymous Service blocking.
Obviously, this would not solve all the problems of offensive content, but it would help and is a relatively simple technological fix.
IP Blocking / Common Proxies
At present, YT reacts to complaints about offensive content by suspending the offending usernames. The YT Terms of Service clearly states that: "A user whose account has been terminated is prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts".
But offenders know that they can re-create or clone their channels within a few minutes because YT does not block the IP address where the offensive content originates.
Blocking the IP address or common proxies and Anonymous Internet Services like Tor would prevent abusive users from bypassing YT Terms of Services restrictions by using multiple usernames and/or accounts.
The user names listed in the beginning of this document are all examples of serial abusers that are actually still active (i.e., JewWatchEngland, NiggerForTheNiggers, oNiggerWhereArtThou on YT) because of inadequate IP/Anonymous blocking and keyword/username filtering.
Serial abusers and racist are well more than well aware of how to avoid IP blocking by using anonymous services like Tor and racist neo-Nazi sites like StormFront. (Stormfront actually teaches them how to use anonymous proxies).
Effective IP Blocking and Anonymous Service (i.e., Tor) blocking has been successfully implemented on Wikipedia a not-for-profit website (reference) to prevent serial abusers from spoiling/mis-editing their articles by creating new accounts after a ban and this type of blocking can be easily implemented on YT.
To help stop hate, racism and other abusive words and content it is a simple matter to filter offensive words like "nigger”, “faggot”, “jewwatch” or “1488” or “88” so that these words are prevented from being used as usernames and/or account names on YT.
Blocking an offending user's IP address / Anonymous Services is a second technological solution to helping prevent abusive and hateful/racist content. IP blocking / Anonymous Services would prevent users from creating new usernames and new channels for offensive content.
YT can easily implement these two simple technological fixes. Please help us persuade YT to implement these standard blocking and filtering practices by emailing YT at the following email address's. Please add your concerns and reference this article. (Copy and paste the following email address's in the To: of your email client or click the email to link here to autofill a new email using your default email client)
YouTube Suggestions <email@example.com>,
YouTube Administration <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
YouTube Citizen <email@example.com>,
YouTube Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
YouTube Security <email@example.com>,
YouTube Service <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Please send a copy of your complaint to email@example.com so we can track YT's response.