Saturday, December 7, 2019

Did YouTube CEO Just Confess to Election Meddling? - The 60 Minutes Interview that Raised Numerous Questions of Legality/Fairness

We live in a time known as the Age of Information. Yet our present time could also be called the Age of Ignorance. It's as though these two parallel worlds exist simultaneously and the particular age we experience depends upon how we choose to receive information.

Our own willingness (or lack thereof) to independently learn and to investigate the information we receive may ultimately determine how we view the world. In fact, during this time of such division, confusion, and extremism, this initiative to learn can actually determine our entire perception of reality.

Despite the present apparent availability of information, it seems that finding reliable information has become more difficult than ever (at least for some). This may be due to the lack of willingness of some to diligently seek the truth. It could also be due to the fact that we live in an age of corporate manipulation, propaganda, and censorship.

Multiple sources confirm an apparently organized effort by multiple corporate and media entities to redact history, pervert science, and distort nearly every aspect of truth available for their own selfish agenda.

In ages past, ignorance was a key component to maintaining a successful monarchy or oligarchy. In order to control large populations, tyrannical powers kept the people impoverished, dependent, and ignorant. In most cases, this involved forbidding the general public from learning to read or write. Yet it was just as effective for tyrannical governments to prevent the public from learning the truth about the world around them.

This was the manipulative method of the past. And according to current events, this is the exact method employed by the corporate media and nearly every tech giant in Silicon Valley.

Just as in the past, it seems that Big Media and social media are attempting to remove as much true information from their platforms as possible so that the people are unable to learn vital truths about the world. It seems that these companies are afraid that if we the people learn too much about the real world, they (the elitist manipulators) will lose their control over society.

This agenda of informational control is said to be one of the main motivating factors of the now notorious censorship tactics used by social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others.

This censorship is now reported to include eliminating political ads for Republican presidents. According to a recent interview with 60 Minutes and YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, YouTube is now actively working to sway the upcoming election in favor of the Democrats. This is a mega-media company using its influence to manipulate an election according to their own agenda. If this is not election meddling, I'm not sure what is.

In this case, the question is whether or not the apparently one-sided way in which YouTube is currently applying its policies to work against the Republican presidential candidate is legal. For those details, see the legal term, electoral fraud, and the FCC Fairness Act.

It is arguable whether or not YouTube personnel would be held legally accountable for this particular offence. That will be a choice for the authorities to make in proper time. Yet regardless of whether or not a charge of fraud-related crimes might stick, it may be much easier if YouTube were indicted and investigated for other suspected ways in which this company has applied its apparent bias and violated FCC standards.

In any case, let's listen to the interview, consult the appropriate legal definitions, and let the facts speak for themselves.

Please keep in mind that Discerning the Mystery does not take sides with any perspective based upon the superficial labels of conservative or liberal, right or left, or Democrat or Republican. It is the goal of DTM to maintain an accurate journalistic eye and to ask the pertinent questions that will allow readers to come to their own responsible conclusions.

With this in mind, here is the recent article from the website,

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Source: Bongino

Published: December 3, 2019

By: Matt Palumbo

The growing role of big tech in influencing elections is no joke, and it’s putting the liberal media to shame.

We already know that Google, which controls over 90% of the search traffic in this country, *probably* altered search results during the 2016 election to make them more favorable to Hillary Clinton and less charitable to Donald Trump. It’s already no secret that the American media as a whole leans left, but to have the main outlet used to fact check them funneled feels almost criminal.

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While Facebook has managed to convince users on both sides of the political spectrum that the website is against their ideology, the platform actually has been the most unbiased in how they’re handling election ads – that anything goes. It’s truly impossible to fact check all ads like critics want Facebook to do, especially in politics, where the truth is never black and white. Indeed, if any social media site were to set guidelines for acceptable political ads, they could simply inject their own bias through selective enforcement. That’s exactly what’s happening at YouTube (which is owned by Google/Alphabet) – as the company’s CEO Susan Wojcicki admitted during a recent appearance on 60 Minutes.

When 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl asked her “Have you taken down any of President Trump’s ads at all?” Wojcicki said, “There are ads of President Trump that were not approved to run on Google or YouTube.” When asked to give an example, Wojcicki added, “Well, they’re available in our transparency report.” Then she dropped this bombshell: that over 300 pro-Trump ads have been taken down by YouTube.

Watch below:

In a part of the interview not shown above, Wojcicki brushes off allegations of bias: “Well, first of all there are lots of very successful conservative creators on YouTube… Our systems, our algorithms, they don’t have any concept of understanding what’s a Democrat, what’s a Republican. They don’t have any concept of political bias built into them in any way.” It’s awfully convenient then that she could cite 300 cases of when these supposedly bias-free algorithms negatively impacted the Trump campaign, and a grand total of zero cases where any Democrat candidate ran into a similar problem. Even if she’s correct, certainly there’s a human to monitor what YouTube’s algorithms are flagging – or at least a human to monitor appeals after one’s ad is deemed unworthy.

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