In a blog posting, YouTube said it welcomed the dialogue with Lieberman but noted that “most of the videos” his office had drawn to their attention “did not contain violent or hate speech content” and had therefore not been removed from the site “because they do not violate our Community Guidelines.”
Lieberman made a mistake. If he was going to call for the removal of material that showed people being killed, that’s one thing. If he’s going to use strident language and simply flag videos he does not agree with, he weakens his own argument. Although one wouldn’t expect such a stalward supporter of the war in Iraq to understand that sometimes it isn’t wise to overreach.