Recently, there has been an uproar about the presence of the MAP community on YouTube, in particular to those that are probably a little more than watching meme compilations and video games trailers. As you all know, YouTube is basically available for everyone to upload millions of videos per day. Among those uploaders, it will also include minors who decide for that platform to upload the videos they love to make for different reasons.
All is well and good, the girls don’t complain, they enjoy the videos they upload and overall using the freedom the internet provides to them to do what they want (most of the time). Certain MAPs also enjoy them, leave comments, some are decent, other perhaps very decent, but in the end of it all, it doesn’t result in acting against the uploader, making them feel uncomfortable and/or removing their videos, does it?
Well it does now, if not sooner, when Shane Dawson decided to attack pedophiles who were making comments in videos where little girls are featured, claiming as conspiracy and as if the innocent videos that those girls created were child porn. I am not endorsing the comments some individuals did left there, if say the child or preteen in the video did not like them which might or might not be the case, but personally I wouldn’t enjoy having people making lewd comments in a regular video I happen to make, though I wouldn’t get offended by it either because I recognize individuals have the liberty to speak their mind, though I would filter spam comments for the sake of keeping discussion (Shane’s mentioning of YouTube videos).
Now the real problem is actually not the pedophiles who are being attacked by those who claim “I came from Shane” as their flags and then proceed to bash them because of their lascivious comments, it is not the insulting and further stereotyping the MAP community, though that’s still an issue but not the main one I wish to focus on in here.
What I really want to aim at here is to who exactly are they causing the harm here and why, and that would be to those they swear to “protect” themselves, children. Ever since that video Shane made 6 days ago, people have been invading certain YouTube channels where, in some of them, they are monitored directly by children. They claim to be hunting the pedophiles and “rescuing” the children from the harmful hooks of random, generally harmless comments from strangers over the Internet, but when it come to the actual thing, they also resort to attacking the child as well.
Here are some examples of how these “heroes” are really helping the children:
Yes, because nothing teaches children you want to protect them from “violence” while actually being violent them and killing their parents. This is what fear-mongering brings, people who are afraid of what they do not know, but choose to think they know and approach on a general thought that is next to even slightly true.
Well this certainly does help the child be “safe” now, does it? Insulting her, plus literally telling them otherwise things they are against saying to them in order to prevent them from uploading videos they enjoy because the person who wrote this comments demonizes all pedos, therefore the child must not have freedom whatsoever.
Calling a child disgusting and to die then in order to protect children from pedophiles? How would that work out? How is that caring for them at all? So according to this comment, if a child is a teleiophile they simply must die along with the pedos these people are trying to protect them from(?)
As if these comments left by antis wouldn’t affect the children themselves as well as they read through them being constantly classified as incapable of making YouTube videos because they cannot control the comment feeds, being told to get out of the Internet, insulting them, leaving dislikes and reporting their videos. Sure, there will be comments from MAPs perhaps, but are they really affecting the child? No, they’re not in most cases at all, and if it were the case they would just turn the comments off and/or delete said comments.
In reality, how is any of this actually helping children at all? Most comments are directed towards the child rather than pedophiles and even criticizing them in harsh ways that I doubt any of them would tell to their children over the net. It is evident that for anti-pedophiles this is no longer about children, but just a fight to remain the status quo they conceive as “right”, nothing more to that and it is unfortunate because that means disregarding what the future generations might want to do with their own lives because they are being forced into accomplishing expected roles. Censoring children in order to attack pedophiles will only make the situation worse for both parties and people will see that in the long run. I will venture into saying even more, they are already experimenting the consequences of trying to restrict children from their liberties.