The Byju’s-WhiteHat Jr duo have weaponised opaque yet stringent copyright infringement rules on social media to their own benefit
One of Pradeep Poonia’s YouTube videos criticising WhiteHat Jr was taken down; Aniruddha Malpani was booted out of LinkedIn
Poonia, Malpani claim Byju’s is targeting their critical posts through third-party anti-piracy firms, taking down posts they deem unviable
Platform rules have made entities judge and jury, despite claims of neutrality; legal complaints, a shift to other channels seem to be only recourse
Two individuals from two different walks of life have challenged the prowess of edtech giants Byju’s and WhiteHat Jr. But a system of strategic social media takedowns—of posts and people—threatens their right to dissent and criticise
When you weaponize, & automate, copyright notices so brands can take down any content they don’t like, not just copyright-infringing content, & platforms enable that at scale! If only someone hired such firms for taking trolls & abusers off social media!https://t.co/41OOvDNN7L pic.twitter.com/gQZ7OrZgBI
— Subrahmanyam KVJ (@SuB8u) October 6, 2020
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