How did they think this was ever going to work? Imagine being a parent trying to get your kid out of there and being told you're not allowed. I don't figure too many people would be waiting for the police.
I thought you said before there's no actual pedophilia in the video. There's all sorts of videos of kids getting set on fire and other fucked up shit in Africa all over the internet, so what's stopping this from spreading like wildfire?
Depends on the article. Everything starts by being editable by anyone, but the moment it's a hot/high visibility article it gets locked from the general public, ostensibly to keep trolls off it. Pushing the narrative is definitely another reason.