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CAUGHT: Project Veritas Exposes How YouTube Manipulates 'Trending News'...
In very rare cases we will try to make up for the fact that something isn't in the trending tab. This is very rare. But in those cases, we will, like, use some type of intervention to make sure that, like, to encourage the thing to be there, basically.
So like Comey?
So they're saying people, not necessarily algorithms, decide who gets the trending spots. Meaning it's not always the viewers who decide, using nothing but the power their clicks. Sounds about the right level of wrong.
Then there's YouTube's impact (mission) statement:
We (YouTube) believe everyone should have a chance to be discovered, build a business and succeed on their own terms, and that people - not gatekeepers - decide what's popular.
That kind of runs counter to the Project Veritas video above, no?
The goal of The New York Times is to cover the news as impartially as possible and to treat readers, news sources, advertisers and others fairly and openly, and to be seen to be doing so.
We've known this media gatekeeping has been happening for a while now. The evidence keeps coming out in scrumptious bite-sized bits. All the while YouTube has been glossing over the truth.
YouTube is a private company and it can do what it wants. That's not the issue here. The issue is what they tell their creators. And what they're telling their creators seems different than what they're practicing in their offices. That's the problem.
Well. Can't say we're surprised. And it's why what we do with Mug Club matters. Join us and break up the gatekeepers.