300+ Ads of Donald Trump Banned by Google and YouTube, But Why?


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Biggest curse that the Internet has given to the world is how fast the lies and fake news can spread throughout the world. The speed of misinformation getting viral is so fast that old-fashioned technology like TV and press haven’t got a grip on it at all.

Which leads to political ads running over social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, where AI identifies the target audience for any kind of political propaganda and targets exactly the people who are more likely to watch it, believe it, and share it.

Internet has made it possible for politicians to lie and then spread the lies at an alarming rate.

Google and YouTube have confessed to banning 300+ Donald Trumps ads

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According to a report by “60 Minutes” on CBS, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki confessed that they have removed more than 300 video ads from Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Susan said that the ads ran for a few days before the company decided to take them down.

While YouTube says that the video ads were violating company policy, they gave no details about how exactly the ads were in violation and which exact policy did they violate.

However, this ban has lead to conservatives complaining that the tech companies are biased against them.

Are Google and YouTube biased against the Right Wing?

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CBS reporter Leslie Stahl asked the YouTube CEO whethere their company was biased against the right wing people and conservatives. Since, right wing groups like Prager University and Live Action have constantly complaining that YouTube is unfair in banning their videos.

To which, YouTube CEO replied:

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. And we do hear this criticism from all sides. We also have people who come from more liberal backgrounds who complain about discrimination. And so I think that no matter who you are, we are trying to enforce our policies in a consistent way for everybody,” she added.

That doesn’t stop the right wingers from complaining that someone could actually take a stand against their bigotry, racism, classism, and general misogyny that they show and promote through their agenda.

To stay safe from all this, Twitter decided to not show political ads at all

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Just in case you were wondering whether social media websites were banning right wing content because of some human conscience and ethics – you would be wrong. The websites cater to majority of their user demographics, and that’s how they make their decisions – not based on ethics, but purely business.

YouTube takes a pro-liberal approach because most of their audience is liberal.

4chan and 9gag stick to right wing drivel in the name of freedom of speech because their audience is mostly right wing.

Twitter choose to scoot out of this hullabaloo by not showing any political ads at all, in what is just a spineless liberal way of playing it safe by remaining “neutral” in the face of rising global fascism.

What is YouTube CEO’s answer to “Can a politician lie on YouTube?” 

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Earlier there was a Donald Trump video in which he lied flatly about one of the democratic candidates. Upon being asked to remove the misleading ad, both YouTube and Facebook refused to ban the ad on the grounds of “freedom of speech.”

When the CBS reporter asked YouTube CEO about it, she cleverly dodged the question.

CBS: Can a politician lie on YouTube?

YouTube CEO: For every single video, I think it’s really important to look at it,” Wojcicki said. “Politicians are always accusing their opponents of lying.

“That said, it’s not OK to have technically manipulated content that would be misleading,” she concluded.

 

 

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