Video blogger Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg recently celebrated reaching 100 million subscribers on YouTube by releasing a video in which he announced a $50,000 donation to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The ADL is one of the leading advocates of extreme censorship on Big Tech platforms. Whether he realizes it or not, PewDiePie is contributing to the deplatforming of other individuals within the YouTube community..
PewDiePie was once targeted by the ADL’s hate machine years ago, as the organization led a boycott campaign against him that coerced Disney into dropping him as a talent following an edgy joke he made in one of his YouTube videos.
“ADL commends Disney’s decision to sever ties with PewDiePie following his posting of videos on YouTube containing swastikas and other anti-Semitic content,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in 2017. “This clearly crosses a line, but is becoming all-too commonplace on social media.”
After widespread anger and accusations of blackmail in the comments section of his YouTube video, PewDiePie released a statement today attempting to quash the outrage among his fans.
“Misrepresenting headlines of me has led me down a path of twists with MSM for years now. Previously it hasn’t bothered me much, I know who I am. But, after the Christ Church travesty a few months ago, my own clash with MSM was manipulated as a tool for destruction,” PewDiePie explained about his decision. “I’m not ok with this situation any longer and I’ve felt responsibility to make changes.”
“Making a donation to ADL doesn’t make sense to everyone, especially since they’ve outright spoken against me. I wanted to show publicly that I can move past it and move on. I think that it’s important, it just isn’t my fight anymore,” he added.
Tim Pool, the independent journalist who has covered Big Tech censorship extensively, is not buying PewDiePie’s explanation.
The ADL has caused collateral damage to tens of thousands of small creators livelihoods
Pewdiepie is not being a bigger man he's taking a payday on a milestone he reached thanks to the youtube community
He then funds an organization that will get people in that community banned https://t.co/e0nqXLKFoS
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) September 11, 2019
The ADL proudly works with tech monopolies to devise new ways to censor content, as the Big Brother crackdown kicks into high gear heading into the 2020 presidential election.
“We work with Google on using AI to try and interrupt cyber-hate before it happens,” Greenblatt told the Council on Foreign Relations earlier this year.
“So there are different ways [Facebook] can tweak their algorithms and adjust their products so they think not only about free speech… but protect the user’s right to not be harassed or hated,” he added.
“There is a gap in the legal regime. There are techniques that extremists have used online to terrorize Jews and other people like doxing, and swatting and different forms of cyberbullying that are not covered by existing laws and need to be,” Greenblatt concluded, making it clear that his organization’s ultimate goal is destruction of the Bill of Rights and Constitution.
It remains to be seen if there will be a change in PewDiePie’s content now that he has paid his tribute to the influential thought control group.
Dave Rubin Berated on Social Media for Claiming ‘Free Markets’ Will Stop Big Tech Tyranny
Nobody is buying what Rubin’s selling anymore.
Left-libertarian pundit Dave Rubin is getting hammered on social media by conservatives offended by his notion that the “free market” will somehow end Big Tech tyranny without government intervention.
Rubin disagreed with President Trump’s call for action to reign in Big Tech as they commit Orwellian censorship and attempt to meddle in electoral politics.
Conservatives must fight the impulse to regulate big tech. Competition, free markets and human ingenuity are the answer. Not taking one big problem and combining it with another big problem.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) May 27, 2020
Rubin’s tweet caused many people to point out how his ideology is a failure and does nothing to actually preserve freedom of speech in any tangible sense.
“Man Dave…seems like years of gatekeeping and sucking up to Susan at YouTube has made the entire internet hate your guts,” wrote Twitter user @terrorsperg.
“How long until big tech controls every aspect of our life? We going to just let them destroy us in the name of “free markets?” There is a serious discussion to be had here about whether they are publisher or platform,” twitter user @MadManCris49 wrote.
“Conservatives are going to be “noble losers” until the end of time unless they actually start fighting fire with fire,” wrote Twitter user @tdschwinn.
“There is no Free Market is Social Media anymore. It’s a dictatorship that uses Repressive Tolerance to justify telling only one narrative,” wrote user @jamft in a tweet. “Twitter is no longer a platform, it has become a publisher and a gatekeeper.”
“This is not regulating them. This is taking away monetary and legal privilege they receive by claiming to be merely a “public platform.” They, if indeed they ever were, have ceased to be such and should lose that privilege,” wrote Twitter user @ChiefScribe.
“Competition doesn’t exist. Competitors can’t even get a mobile app because Apple and Google won’t allow it. Its a monopoly,” Twitter user @steph93065 wrote in another response.
Rubin is acting like his so-called competitor to Twitter, Locals.com, is free market competition that will reign in the social media giants without government interference.
However, banished journalist and Congressional candidate Laura Loomer pointed out that Rubin’s platform subscribes to all of the same rules as the tech giants and does not really promote freedom of speech.
“I find it really bizarre how Dave Rubin is going around telling people that his new social media site is anti censorship when it’s been designed to keep deplatformed people off and also utilizes the same content moderation tools as Twitter,” she wrote in a Telegram post.
“How do you have a social media site created to supposedly combat censorship and then not invite anyone who has actually been deplatformed onto the site? How can you claim to not have “behind the scenes censorship” when you let people “control who can and can’t post”?” Loomer asked.
Loomer urges patriots who oppose Big Tech censorship to join Parler, a social media entity that refuses to bow to Big Tech’s arbitrary rules and allows unpersoned individuals to speak freely on their platform.
“It is very dishonest for this new site to be advertised as a solution to censorship,” Loomer wrote of Rubin’s social media scam site. “I believe that’s what you call false advertising.”
Rubin’s half-baked weak libertarianism is not selling like it did several years ago. The homosexual former leftist “Young Turks” collaborator is showing signs that he may be controlled opposition for the globalist establishment.
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