yes. twitter did the same to me - wanted my phone number. so - one burner phone and a TXT message later, i'm back on twitter.So apparently Youtube went through some changes. I had to login and it asked me that same bullshit they've been asking for some time, your real name, phone number (I wonder when will it be that they won't let you login anymore if you don't provide your real data, I bet it's not that far away now), but even after I skipped those steps it automatically created me a google+ profile. I neither want nor need one, but apparently google thinks I do.
The other change is on the comments section, they're giving more power to the video creator/poster to censor comments with the excuse of taming the trolls. Is this justified or is it just one more step towards censorship and the end of anonymity on the web?
The Jew York Times is targetting DLive.
A site called Dlive, where rioters broadcast from the Capitol, is benefiting from the growing exodus of right-wing users from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.web.archive.org
DLive might not survive against it in a few weeks either.
The early Wild West days of the Internet didn't require an especially high level of trust. It was decentralized. Trust grew organically.
Web 2.0 was built on the assumption of a high level of trust. It's a requirement for things to work, because a bunch of tech sitting around doing nothing is just burning electricity. What makes it useful is people using it.
Apple, Farcebook, Twitter, and Goolag just expended all of that trust, hoarded up over decades, in one gamma burst across one Friday afternoon.
Even if Biden ends up in the Oval Office, they've still slit their own throats.