Next stage in disinformation at Youtube

There are so many articles on how the major platforms and companies are trying to regulate – read snuff out – rightwing comment.

Youtube used to be quite good but then someone took it over and I wasn’t sure who – it’s now rubbish. We also know about Twitter censorship and it’s happened to me a few times.

I had retweeted six or seven tweets but then one came up with Brittany Pettibone in it and guess what – a little message came up, same as when I retweeted something about McCabe – “whoops, you’ve already said that”.

Then it gives you an “OK” to click.  Just that, no disagreement.  if you click, you are then registered at Twitter with the type of tweet you were trying to associate with.  Frankly, it stinks and is the reason I left Facebook about ten years ago.

Now there is this from Wired, no url as it came through to my email:

YouTube says it’s getting serious about misinformation. At SXSW this week, CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that her company will start adding “information cues” to factually suspect videos—basically, a stack of links to sources more reputable than some guy who’s certain that the Illuminati are headquartered beneath Denver International Airport.

One of the sites YouTube plans to link to is Wikipedia.

Which, as security writer Louise Matsakispoints out, is problematic: “YouTube, a multibillion-dollar corporation flush with advertising cash, had chosen to off-load its misinformation problem in part to a volunteer, nonprofit encyclopedia without informing it first.”

There is no more leftwing PC site than Wikipedia.

Which then raises the issue in general of all sources of information, bit by bit, being rounded up and controlled.

It’s now quite clear that if you are a pundit or in some way reach the public eye, e.g. refusing bake a gay cake or saying something about Islamists, plus one of these two things:

1. Of rightwing views;
2. A real Christian, as distinct from Welby and the CofE or the anti-Pope …

… then you’re in trouble.

If you are both of the above, then those just of N1 will do nothing to help you if you’re in trouble with authorities, they’ll turn away, Niemoeller style.

If you are just N1 but not N2, then you’re still loved by the globalist left and should be Ok.

4 comments for “Next stage in disinformation at Youtube

  1. Errol
    March 18, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I find it funny that the Wikipedia article on Fascism refers to the Nazi’s as Right wing. This is a blatant lie. Like all fascists, they’re Left wing. All fascists are.

    The media wants to set the agenda and is doing so.

    The problem is too many people are to weak to realise it is an agenda, not the truth. Education is also currently insufficient (or unwilling) to explain the difference.

  2. Distant Relative
    March 18, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Yep. I read somewhere that YT are adding links to Wikipiffle’s definition of “Conspiracy Theory” next to certain channels. Haven’t actually seen that yet but had to smile at the irony if true. Wikipiffle not reliable for students homework assignments unless it suits someone’s agenda? The folks behind these platforms’ desperation is hitting the peak but they cannot see they are shooting themselves in the foot as people migrate to gab, d-tube and other alternatives. Zuckerberg recently sold off a large chunk of his FB shares so maybe he knows he and his ilk are going down if Trump enforces an Internet Bill of Rights – his (Zucks) lefty sponsors will have no further use for him/them.

  3. Pcar
    March 18, 2018 at 11:05 pm


    I was surprised this was there on Friday given all the Gov’t & MSM
    “Only Russia has Novichok”

    …Since its independence in 1991, Uzbekistan has been working with the government of the United States to dismantle and decontaminate the sites where the Novichok agents and other chemical weapons were tested and developed.[22][24] Between 1999[27] and 2002 the United States Department of Defense dismantled the major research and testing site for Novichok at the Chemical Research Institute in Nukus, under a $6 million Cooperative Threat Reduction program…”

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