The so-called scourge of “fake news” has been at the forefront of concern for the mainstream media over the course of the last year.
While the term itself was first foolishly introduced in soundbites being regurgitated by leftist shills who were in cahoots with the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign to slander conservative news sources, the phrase itself has taken on a new poignancy in the age of President Trump. The Commander in Chief, who has been repeatedly and unfairly lambasted by all manner of treacherous liberal sources in the 9 months that he has been in office, has turned the term on its head, using “fake news” to describe the absurd “reporting” being conducted by the likes of CNN, the New York Times, and others.
Regardless of Trump’s constant pressure to introduce some realistic quantifiers into the conversation, the new wave of mainstream media sources continue to pile on support for the Hillary-approved definition of “fake news” by consistently targeting conservative American opinions across their platforms. Not only has Facebook openly admitted to to hiring a team of censors to cull the right-leaning articles from their “trending topics” section, but now Google and YouTube have both jumped on the neo-Fascism bandwagon with willing omissions of their own.
In the wake of the horrific tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas over the weekend, an enormous amount of evidence has been gathered and published by eyewitnesses to the carnage. These shaky, terrifying clips from the scene of the crime tell an unbelievable story…so unbelievable, in fact, that a great many Americans are beginning to question the official narrative.
This does not please the powers that be within the traditional media, and has thusly prompted YouTube to begin hiding, pulling, and censoring videos created by eyewitnesses and civilian investigators alike in order to promote whatever story the mainstream news organizations wish to tell us.
“YouTube is modifying its search engine to ‘promote more authoritative sources’ in an effort to demote debunked conspiracy theories that have been spreading in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“The Google-owned video-sharing service had been planning these changes prior to the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, but is speeding up its efforts to get them rolled out to prevent the spread of misinformation and respond to criticism about some of its search results, the Journal reported, citing an unnamed source close to the company.
“One of those results in question was a video titled ‘Proof Las Vegas Shooting Was a FALSE FLAG attack—Shooter on 4th Floor,’ which claimed there were multiple shooters involved in the massacre — a rumor that has been refuted by authorities. On Tuesday, that video appeared as the fifth result when searching YouTube for ‘Las Vegas shooting,’ according to the report, helping it rack up more than 1.1 million views in just over a day.”
YouTube is essentially amputating the hive-mind of We The People with these fascist actions.
Those ignorant enough to be convinced by outrageous headlines and theories without doing any of their own research deserve the ridicule that they will receive for their opinions. The rest of us, however, have an inalienable right to free speech that is being compromised by YouTube’s adjustments. This is purely an authoritarian move by the Google-owned service, and will likely be employed in the future to steer whichever narrative their liberal overlords demand.