YouTube blamed the blunder on the inexperience of its newly hired force of moderators.
“This is speech discrimination plain and simple: censorship based entirely on the perceived identity and political viewpoint of the speaker not on
the content of the speech,”
Top media platforms, such as Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and Google have all been working to silence conservative views, posts, and videos. The
executive chairman of Alphabet/Google, Eric Schmidt, has personal ties to the Clintons and helped the Clinton campaign. This is a very serious issue,
because these platforms make up the overwhelming majority of where people get their information. If you tell someone to search for something on the
internet, 99% of the time they'll go straight to Google. If you tell someone to look up a video of something, 99% of the time they'll go straight to
Youtube. Social media? Facebook or Twitter. When you control those platforms and control the content that people can see on them, then you have the
power to lie to and manipulate an entire nation.
I've personally encountered the insidious nature of this manipulation myself, which I've mentioned a few times here. Remember when that
Charlottesville protest happened, and the MSM kept desperately pushing the "Trump refuses to condemn racism!" lie? After the Charlottesville
protest, Trump spoke publicly and rather passionately about how racism is evil and has no place is America. He stood there and directly and plainly
condemned racism, yet the MSM kept pushing the lie, and the public bought it hook, line and sinker. One day I saw someone promoting that idea, that
Trump has never condemned it and was instead just turning a blind eye to it... So I went to Google to find his speech. "Trump condemns
Charlottesville racism". Every single Google result, every one
, showed results like "Trump is racist", "Trump's presidency is failing",
"Trump's team is leaving because of his racism". I went to a different search engine that was specifically made NOT to manipulate your search
results, and every search result was exactly what I searched for... Trump's speech where he condemned the racism.
When it comes to Youtube, I mostly watch car reviews, videos about various towns or cities, or look for new music I haven't heard yet. Youtube,
however, has sections where they recommend videos for you based on what you like or may want to see. One day I went to Youtube for the usual stuff,
and my recommended videos were full of content promoting gay pride and transgenderism, neither of which I have any interest in whatsoever. These
videos, obviously pushed as some kind of agenda, can reach and influence millions of people in a single day. Youtube in this way is capable of
influencing public opinion.
When you realize that the vast majority of people take what they see on Google and other such sites as truth without considering that what they're
seeing is not a reflection of reality, but rather carefully-tailored politically-motivated content, you can see how dangerous this is. Google's
practice alone of manipulating search results to hide anything pro-Trump way back on page 40 while pushing anti-Trump BS stories to page 1 has itself
caused conflict, with people hating the president, protesting and even rioting because of lies. Even George Soros, the mastermind behind flooding
Europe with migrants and spending hundreds of millions of dollars to convince governments to take them, has recently come out against social media:
The billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros has launched a blistering and multipronged attack on Facebook and Google, arguing the
tech giants' size and "monopolistic" behavior had made them a "menace" to society, damaged democracy, and encouraged "addiction"
"social-media companies influence how people think and behave without them even being aware of it," adding that they have "far-reaching adverse
consequences on the functioning of democracy, particularly on the integrity of elections."
Well, I have to say I agree with Mr. Soros on this one thing. Social media has become the bane of modern civilization. I think the potential for
nationwide thought-shaping and manipulation is something that needs very specific laws to counter, especially in the day and age where a single tweet
can ignite a riot or crash a company's stocks.