It’s happening again, but you may not even be reading these words if the big tech has their way with things. The censorship that’s been happening for years is happening again at a more rapid rate. Anything that Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or whoever the most popular tech company is at the time doesn’t want you to see the block.
When you go to YouTube to research a news story or a political topic that’s even mildly right-wing, you don’t get that. You might get something in the same topic range, but it’s going to always come from left-wing media like CNN and others. It is because they want you to learn about the topic from a liberal perspective. You have to skip to the second, third, or fourth page to get even remotely close to what you’re looking for. It’s disgusting.
For instance, if you search Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict, the first results you get are from ABC News and CNN:
It is by design.
Let’s be more specific. A Chinese tennis star named Peng Shuai is missing, and journalists Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball posted a video of the coverage. They tend to be right down the middle or more right, but the video is entirely shadow-banned. If you search for “Chinese tennis star vanishes,” then you get results, but not the ones you would think. The first results are from Trevor Noah and BBC News.
However, they suggest a search in the search bar, which may result from what YouTube thinks you might want to see, of Breaking Points, Saager, and Krystal’s show.
The BBC News video has more than 50,000 fewer viewers than Breaking Points at this writing.
The video says that the Chinese tennis star claims that former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli physically assaulted her and now is missing. In the video, they say, “After she posted that, overnight, she disappeared from Chinese social media.”
The Chinese Communist Party is known for human rights abuses, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if the government kidnapped her.
YouTube then censored the video and sent a statement to Breaking Points informing them that the video would have little to no ads on them.
It means that the revenue stream is limited.
Saager replied to YouTube on Twitter, saying:
Saagar also noted that CGTN, the China state-affiliated media, released a typed statement that said it was from Shuai that said she was okay. The news of the physical assault was untrue and posted without her consent. It also noted that any release should be done with her permission. It may be challenging to do if she’s missing.
Krystal said, “Reports are that if you even post about her or this official or even say things like ‘tennis’ on their version of Twitter, then that will be censored and blocked.”
Google has reportedly removed anti-Beijing posts before, and it wouldn’t be surprising if they were doing similar things with the tennis player story.