Big Tech is obliging the censorship goals of the establishment.
They don’t want counter-narrative voices to be heard.
But YouTube’s co-founder just ripped them for an idiotic move and you won’t believe the number one video he used to do it.
YouTube recently made the announcement that they would be phasing out visible “dislikes” on a video.
And the co-founder of the company called out the stupidity of such a move using the first video ever posted to YouTube 16-years ago.
From Zero Hedge:
The co-founder of YouTube has labelled the company’s decision to remove the ‘dislike’ button as a “Stupid move.” Jawed Karim, who sold his stake in YouTube for $65 million in 2006, was the first person to ever upload a video to YouTube and he used that video to comment on the scrapping of the ‘thumb down’ button.
In the description section of the video, which shows the engineer visiting San Diego zoo 16 years ago, Karim edited in the comment “When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is. Try again, YouTube.”
Many believe that the move was made to protect Joe Biden, Democrats and the media establishment.
Despite huge subscriber numbers, legacy news channels like CNN and MSNBC routinely get pilloried on YouTube.
The phenomenon is so common, it shows that legacy media networks either have inflated subscriber numbers, or terrible engagement.
Either way, they do not seem to have their pulse on the nation.
Joe Biden White House videos get badly downvoted with regularity, which undercuts the premise that he was the most popular president ever.
Gee, I wonder why they're about to hide dislikes.
It's a total mystery. pic.twitter.com/tCEwDDVdBY
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 10, 2021
The excuse mustered by YouTube is that hiding the dislike count will protect creators from “harassment,” which is the establishment’s cover for everything.
There’s always some nefarious threat lurking which requires censorship or regulation or high taxes or whatever the Left wants.
That excuse doesn’t even make sense because creators can still see the dislike numbers in their metrics.
They don’t care about creators getting harassed. They just don’t want the wider public to see just how unpopular and tone-deaf the establishment voices are.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.