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Origins of this content
This texteo features a video made for a final research project that the class decided to develop in groups in 2007. Research had to be about and on YouTube. This project was one of several videos created by the Blacks on YouTube group and posted by VannaBlack4u. The assignment included making several videos including a tour of their sources and a final video. In 2007, dallen1eleven also posted his group's research project on censorship, as did jessw11 as well.
There is a large body of academic work on the representation of race in cyberspace. Artists, students, and activists contribute to these conversations as well.

Censorship on YouTube has been a major concern for its users, scholars and journalists. The multiple issues raised include YouTube being censored by the governments of specific countries and YouTube itself censoring user content, sometimes, although not always, in the name of stopping copyright infringement, including a long-standing billion-dollar legal battle with Viacom.

YouTomb "is a research project by MIT Free Culture that tracks videos taken down from YouTube for alleged copyright violation. More specifically, YouTomb continually monitors the most popular videos on YouTube for copyright-related takedowns."[cit]

One of my three founding calls for this project is supporting engaged citizens who participate in power sharing, or creative democracy, radical pedagogy, ethical process, accountability, and social justice enacted through and about the media.
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Censorship is definitive of YouTube. Although YouTube is usually heralded as a "democratic" space, users routinely service the corporation by flagging content whenever it strays from the comfortable confines of the hegemonic.

The public becomes private yet again.