Youtube has expanded its efforts to censor alternative sources of the information about the conflict in Syria. Last week, Youtube banned the channel of Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a Syrian state-run media supporting the Assad government. This week, Youtube banned the channel of the Syrian Military Media, a Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
YouTube shut down the official Syrian Military Media channel. pic.twitter.com/9OJAWbk15e
— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) 17 July 2017
This censorship campaign is likely a part of the wider attempt to counter the non-mainstream reporting about the conflict. The mainstream media and their corporate sponsors have repeatedly discridited themselves during the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Thus, the corporations have likely decided that the total censorship is the only way to opress alternative points of view.