Republicans Wont Win Another National Election Unless They Stop Big Tech Censorship by Washington Watcher for Russia-Insider
Tech Totalitarianism hit a new crescendo last week with Google-owned YouTube’s purge and disturbing revelations about Pinterest, a social media site used mostly by women for collecting pictures. It is now indisputable that the tech giants have a systematic bias against patriots and conservatives, which increasingly being extended to long-established Respectable Right factions like the Pro-Lifers. There are things GOP lawmakers could do, but only slightly better signs they might do them. However, the increasingly-Woke Democrats are proposing action—because they want to INCREASE repression. If they win in 2020, God help America, and VDARE.com.
The YouTube purge was supposedly triggered by VOX.com personality Carlos Maza. In viral tweets, Maza whined that YouTube tolerated homophobia and bigotry (he’s openly homosexual as well as Cuban Hispanic ) by allowing the very moderate conservative comic Steven Crowder to insult him on the platform. YouTube idemonetized Crowder and dozens of other right-wing accounts. And it deleted numerous channels and erased hundreds of videos.
YouTube also announced a new policy that forbids content that “justif[ies] discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.” The company said this change reaffirmed its stance against “hate speech.” [YouTube Takes Sweeping Action Against ‘Hateful’ Content; Conservatives Respond, by James Barrett, The Daily Wire, June 6, 2019]
Perhaps because the purge was driven by some sort of algorithm, if not outsourced to foreigners unaware of the nuances of American debate, several non-conservatives were affected. History teachers and even Leftist journalists had accounts were deleted over “offensive” material, such as historical footage from World War II. [YouTube blocks history teachers uploading archive videos of Hitler, by Jim Waterson, The Guardian, June 6, 2019]
In a clearly coordinated move, the push to censor YouTube was egged on by the New York Times. The Paper Of Record published a front-page story on how one young man was “radicalized” by YouTube’s algorithm and began briefly to believe horrible things like America should reduce immigration and there are only two genders, before being debated out of it by a “transgender woman” YouTuber. This would appear to validate free speech, but the NYT clearly thought YouTube should alter its algorithms to hide dangerous right-wing content. [The Making of a YouTube Radical, by Kevin Roose, June 8, 2019]
And YouTube’s parent company appears to be getting the message. Google CEO Sindar Pinchai said his company would do more to eliminate “borderline content”—”Content which doesn’t exactly violate policies, which need to be removed, but which can still cause harm.” [Google CEO defends YouTube practices, by Ina Fried, Axios, June 9, 2019]
On the heels of YouTube’s purge, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas revealed that Pinterest, had actively suppressed Bible verses, Pro-Life content, and other non-PC commentary. One Pinterest manager even urged staffers “to monitor the platform for ‘white supremacist’ content from individuals like conservative commentators Ben Shapiro [!!!] and Candace Owens [!!!—she’s black, by the way]” [Tech Insider Blows Whistle on How Pinterest Listed Top Pro-Life Site as Porn, “Bible Verses” Censored, Project Veritas, June 11, 2019. Exclamation points added.]
In an Orwellian twist, Project Veritas was suspended from Twitter shortly after the report’s release. [Twitter Restricts Project Veritas for Exposé of Pinterest Blacklists, by Lucas Nolan, Breitbart, June 12, 2019]
The one bright spot, relatively speaking: the conservative and Republican response. In the past, conservative mouthpieces have said tech censorship is bad but private mega corporations have the right to silence whoever they want. This time was different. Even minicon Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro complained about YouTube’s decision and warned that the Left was exploiting Big Tech to attack the Right. His video on the matter (How The Left Uses Big Tech Against The Right, June 11, 2019 below) was a marked improvement from his days where he urged conservatives to just start their own Twitter. “It’s actually much closer to monopolistic interference than it is to free markets or free minds,” Shapiro said of the collusion between Corporate media and Big Tech against conservatives.
Shapiro correctly noted that journofa are threatening tech giants with bad press unless they crack down on their enemies and business rivals.