2019.12.02 YouTube reduces Free Speech
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcick bragged on 60 minutes (to Lesley Stahl) that YouTube put an army of 10,000 censors on finding and eliminating, "Controversial Content", and through judicious use of the thought police (both real and scripts), they cut viewership of what they considered unworthy content by 70%. Of course her phrasing was slightly different, that was the gist. There's little doubt that filtering some of this objectionable content is a win, nor that some of what they're calling "Controversial Content" is just things that don't fit their party line. Which is the real question: why does a proxy government get to decide what is worthy or not, through a completely opaque and un-auditable system with a history of rejecting Americanism, Conservatism, while still being completely tolerant of leftist racism (Black Lives Matters, Eugenics through Planned Parenthood) and intolerance (anti-2A and pro-gun control)?
Every company has a right to decide who they support or not. But the problem is Google/YouTube PRETENDS to be an open platform (and community service). Yet, they're not doing what they advertise. If they openly admitted in their policies that they're a left-of-center advocacy site that will censor center/right positions at will, then at least that would be honest. more...