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On Friday, they were at it again. Google’s YouTube announced it was de-monetizing — that is, removing ads — from a segment of the popular YouTube show ‘Breaking Points.’
All of America’s tech giants have a fraught relationship with China, but perhaps none more so than Google. While the company performatively plays to the American norms of standing for freedom of speech and human dignity, when pressed they are more than happy to bend the knee to Chinese censors.
On Friday, they were at it again. Google’s YouTube announced it was de-monetizing — that is, removing ads — from a segment of the popular YouTube show Breaking Points. The show’s two hosts, Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball, had run a segment discussing the disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, after she accused a senior Chinese Communist Party official of rape.
“After manually reviewing your video,” YouTube wrote to Breaking Points, “we’ve confirmed that it isn’t suitable for all advertisers. As a result, it will continue to run limited or no ads.” Sorry @YouTube . We meant to say Peng Shaui is safe and sound and just can’t wait for the Olympics in China which ofc is the best country in the world! For real though this is why @krystalball and I built Breaking Points as subscription first: https://t.co/d9o4c2Nbnc pic.twitter.com/0g8oRYeZe5 The segment will still play. But the show, which supports itself on a combination of premium subscribers and advertising, won’t make any advertising money. In other words, YouTube has decided that the show should be financially punished for criticizing China.
This isn’t the first time YouTube has engaged in overt censorship on behalf of the communist regime. Last year, YouTube was busted automatically deleting comments containing certain Chinese-language phrases critical of the CCP. The practice had been going on for roughly a year when YouTube acknowledged it was “an error in our enforcement systems.” Okay.
But, notably with the Breaking Points video, YouTube confirmed its demonetization after a manual review. That is, there was no automated enforcement, no quirk of the algorithm, to blame. The individuals on Google’s content moderation team reviewed the video […]
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Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
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