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YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Insults His Own Users as Basement-Dwelling Idiots

Admits company rigs its algorithm to favor mainstream media.

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YouTube’s Chief Product Officer has insulted his own users as basement-dwellers who deserve to be relegated by the algorithm in favor of “authoritative” mainstream sources.

Neil Mohan made the remarks during an interview with Protocol’s editor at large David Pierce after he was asked if YouTube had to switch its approach to moderating content given the ever changing advice of health authorities in relation to the coronavirus.

Mohan said that this was the reason YouTube was “raising up authoritative voices,” which is a euphemism for suppressing voices that aren’t part of the mainstream media, despite the fact that the public’s trust in the media during the coronavirus pandemic has plummeted even further.

He then went on to insult his own user base as basement-dwelling idiots.

“As opposed to, you know, it’s somebody espousing their opinions about a mask, you know, in their basement,” said Mohan. “This is coming from an authoritative channel, a news source, a medical professional, and if that’s the case, we think there’s going to be some context that’s provided around the question of masks. And even if that guidance changes, it will be reflected in sort of how an authoritative voice or channel talks about it.”

Mohan then made it clear how non-mainstream channels are algorithmically shadow banned by “removing or reducing views of the videos where that same level of authority hasn’t been established.”

Of course, the only reason why so-called “authoritative” sources are now doing so well on YouTube is because the company rigged its own algorithm to heavily favor them while dumping the very people who helped build YouTube on the trash heap.

Last month, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki recently said that information which challenged the World Health Organization would be removed, despite the fact that the WHO was directly complicit in helping China cover-up the severity of coronavirus in its early stages and despite the fact the organization gave harmful advice in ordering countries not to close their borders early on.

“Mohan’s comments exemplify how the changes YouTube has made in relation to the coronavirus and news coverage have made it almost impossible for independent creators to cover current events, even when the mainstream media outlets that are being raised up have a track record of getting it wrong,” writes Tom Parker.

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Twitter Censors Trump Tweet For “Glorifying Violence”

“We’ve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts”

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Following the signing of an Executive order directly targeting Twitter’s censorship of President Trump’s posts earlier this week, the company has once again censored a tweet Trump posted, claiming that it “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence”.


The tweet in question was a response to a third day of looting in Minneapolis.

Trump wrote: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

In a further statement, Twitter claimed that the tweet “violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today.”

The company added, “We’ve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance.”

According to Twitter, “As is standard with this notice, engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but will not be able to Like, Reply or Retweet it.”

It is clear that Twitter’s action is a tit-for-tat response to Trump’s Executive order, as it will likely only increase scrutiny of the tweet content itself anyway.

The company even tweeted about the censoring of the tweet:

According to reports, the decision to place a “public interest notice” on Trump’s tweet was “made by teams within Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey was informed of the plan before the tweet was labeled.”

Trump had earlier tweeted a ‘test’ post to see if the company would again censor him:

There was no action taken by Twitter, a confusing situation given that it censored the exact same words in Trump’s post earlier this week, redirecting people away from it and to a barrage of ultra-leftist opinion.

The notion that Twitter takes action against glorifying violence across the board is laughable, given that the company allows literal death threats against Trump to remain on its platform every day.

The company recently allowed a thread comprising entirely of white people “getting their ass beat for black history month” to remain, as it racked up over 335,000 likes, despite being a clear violation of Twitter rules.

Twitter allows violent Antifa groups to post on its platform, despite the fact that they often openly doxx people.

“Twitter, do your thing” has become a dog whistle being used by digital hate mobs to cyberbully, doxx and harass minors. Families are being exposed to violent threats and nothing is being done to stop it.

Just yesterday, Twitter allowed huge amounts of verified users to spread fake pictures purporting to show Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat.

The platform is even being used reportedly to sell child porn.

Twitter is not a level playing field, it routinely censors conservative opinion, and even apolitical material merely mentioned by conservatives, while leaving alone all kinds of filth and hate.

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Hollywood Vapids Celebrate POTUS Being Censored By Twitter

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Hollywood braindeads celebrated Wednesday as it emerged that Twitter is actively censoring the President of The United States and directing anyone who reads Trump’s tweets to a barrage of leftist opinion overseen by a hardcore anti-trumper.

Here’s just a small selection of pointless out of work celebrities cheering the big-tech censorship:

They’ve long been clambering for Orange man to be silenced. Mere censorship isn’t enough for some:

While Twitter has instituted ‘fact checking’ on Trump’s tweets, other governments and heads of state, such as the Communist Chinese, have not been subject to such censorship.

Members of the CCP in China are free to regularly claim that the coronavirus is a US bio-weapon, intentionally released in China by the US military.

No fact check for them.

When Twitter was questioned as to why these posts were allowed without ‘fact checks’, while other people’s posts were being removed or censored, the company responded by saying it ‘makes an exception for government officials.’

The World Health organisation tweeted that the coronavirus was not transmissible between humans, at the behest of China.

No fact check for them.

Seems like its one rule for Trump and another for the Communist Chinese government, as far as Twitter and Google are concerned.

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Senator To Google: ‘Kowtowing To Communist China Is Unacceptable’

Hawley says Google has “long disturbing pattern” of appeasing Chinese government.

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Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) penned a letter to Google this week asking for an explanation as to why the company censored YouTube comments that were critical of the Chinese Communist Party, rejecting a previous claim from Google that it was a ‘technical error’ they are trying to fix.

The case stems from a human-rights activist discovering that YouTube is seemingly censoring at least two Chinese-language phrases that the Communist government finds offensive.

The phrases are “communist bandit” and “50-cent party”.

When it looked into the matter, The Verge found that YouTube has placed the phrases on a filter that automatically deletes them, no matter what context they are used in. The report noted that it is a strange practice by Google because YouTube is completely blocked in China anyway.

Senator Hawley said in his letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, that the behaviour is part of a “long disturbing pattern” of pandering to the Communist party.

“This kowtowing is unacceptable,” Hawley wrote, adding that “Selling out American principles to curry favor with communist officials is no way to run an American business — regardless of who else is doing it.”

Prior to Hawley’s letter, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks also wrote to Google this week demanding an explanation as to why the company is censoring criticism of the Chinese government, even on videos uploaded by Americans and hosted in the US.

Google is actively censoring Americans in America in order to cosy up to the Communist Chinese government.

Is it time to regulate big tech yet?

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