YouTube is the America’s second most popular search engine, right after Google. Which owns YouTube. We now learn that the “don’t be evil” mothership has directed YouTube to manipulate the video channel’s search results to suppress videos asserting that the Las Vegas spree killing is a false flag operation. According to the authoritative Wall Street Journal . . .
on Tuesday the fifth result searching YouTube for “Las Vegas shooting” yielded “Proof Las Vegas Attack Was a FALSE FLAG Operation — Shooter on the 4th Floor.” Not anymore.
Like other videos on the Mandalay Bay slaughter suggesting multiple shooters and Islamic or Antifa connections, it’s been shuffled off to [the YouTube equivalent of] Buffalo.
benton.org explains . . .
YouTube recently surfaced videos peddling misinformation, hateful messages and conspiracy theories to users searching about mainstream news events—problems that caused the site to change its search results to promote more authoritative sources.
In response to criticism of some search results on social media this week, YouTube is accelerating the rollout of planned changes to its search engine. On Oct 3 night, the company began promoting more authoritative sources in search results, especially for those about major news events. YouTube doesn’t disclose how it determines which sources are authoritative.
“Authoritative” eh? Does that mean that videos produced by left leaning, pro-gun control media conglomerates will get preferential listing over small, independent producers?
Check out the search results (above) after I entered “Las Vegas shooting conspiracy.” While scrolling down reveals Alex Jones and other Mandalay Bay conspiracy mongers, the top three results are from media big boys, which have nothing to do with conspiracy theories. And nothing of that ilk appears in a generic search like “Las Vegas shooting.”
They say you can’t stop the signal. But that doesn’t mean the pro-gun control media won’t try. Are trying.