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Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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Shouldn't ROKU be held to the same standards as Facebook to edit or remove hateful/false conspiracy theories or blatant white supremacist propaganda videos?, or are they unable to control the content of the user channels?

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Roku Employee
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Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the posts.

I have passed along your concerns to the appropriate team to look further into.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Level 13

Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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Examples?

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Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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I would be surprised if such channels were available in the channel store, but people can create private channels and offer them to others. Depending on the terms of agreement that Roku requires developers to agree to, there could be limits on the content offered. And Roku will absolutely remove channels that violate that agreement. But as @optikhog mentions, can you provide any examples of such channels?

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Level 13

Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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Not sure if you're just trolling but here's an example of when Roku *did* remove hate speech:

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/alex-jones-infowars-removed-roku-779714/

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Level 7

Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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The channel I’m referring to is called Truthtube. No. I am not trolling. The the channel is spreading neo nazi anti Semitic hate speech.  

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Level 13

Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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See, now you've reported the issue and hopefully @RokuDanny-R can get it reviewed and removed if it violates their policies.

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Level 21

Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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@LaLula wrote:

The channel I’m referring to is called Truthtube. No. I am not trolling. The the channel is spreading neo nazi anti Semitic hate speech.  


Well, that one is in the channel store, so not a private channel. That means it was at least originally evaluated. Perhaps the content has changed since it was released. All we can do here is let @RokuDanny-R know about it, and let the company re-evaluate it. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Roku Employee
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Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the posts.

I have passed along your concerns to the appropriate team to look further into.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator

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Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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I have never heard of this channel. But after reading this thread I was curious. Unfortunately it looks like Roku has removed the channel so I had to look it up on the internet. It looks like LaLula was referring to this:

https://avoidthemark.com/truthtube

The site has a video blog and they advertise that they have a Roku channel, TruthTube TV, where you can watch their content. It looks they post videos discussing politics, current news, and religious topics that reflect the viewpoint of the site's creator who appears to be a Christian and right leaning politically.

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Does ROKU remove user channels that involve hate speech or false information?

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Hi everyone,

Just a friendly reminder of when posting in the Community of the Community guidelines that are in place:

Be kind, courteous, and positive when posting. The Community exists to help users. Posting abusive, obscene, harassing, hostile, defamatory, offensive, tortious, argumentative, inappropriate or otherwise objectionable content may result in loss of access to the Community. Roku reserves the right to remove any content at its discretion. 



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Danny

Danny R.
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