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Liberal YouTube CEO Admits People Don’t Like “Authoritative” Mainstream Media, But Pushes Them Anyway

YouTube provides a handicap to corporate news.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki admitted that viewers on the platform don’t want to watch the “authoritative” mainstream media content the video streaming monopoly pushes on its audiences, but that the company will seek to steer users to it anyway.

The liberal YouTube CEO was speaking on the New York Times’ Rabbit Hole podcast. The tech elite recounted the platform’s response to the 2016 Islamic terrorist attack in the city of Nice, France, admitting that she decided to “prioritize” news from mainstream corporate media entities about the event to French YouTube viewers. But there was a problem with the tech platform’s strategy.

“But that didn’t perform very well on our platform.” YouTube engineers confirmed to Wojcicki that “people don’t want to see it.”

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Wojcicki explained that at that moment she decided that YouTube would prioritize mainstream media content anyway, giving the legacy media an easy handicap on the independent content creators that were quickly rendering the dinosaur media irrelevant.

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The free gift of content filtering to corporate news companies such as MSNBC and CNN has revived their presence on the platform. Both channels have seen traffic on their videos increase by orders of magnitude, with the independent content creators traditionally associated with YouTube being buried under a mountain of irrelevant and unwanted-according to Wojcicki’s admission- content.

Another major YouTube executive, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan, dismissed the content creators that fueled YouTube’s rise in the media world in even more insulting terms last month. The Big Tech executive bragged of the corporate mainstream media’s supposed credibility, “as opposed to, you know, it’s somebody espousing their opinions about a mask, you know, in their basement.

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YOUR NEW MASTER: Twitter’s Head of Conversational Safety, a “Young, Queer Asian-American Businesswoman,” is “Rethinking” the Concept of User Safety

Do you trust someone like her to make Twitter “a safer place”?

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The media company Protocol, a sister site of Politico, recently published an article about Twitter’s new “head of product for conversational safety,” Christine Su. It claims that Su, a “young, queer Asian-American businesswoman,” is revolutionizing what “user safety” on social media means.

Twitter hired Su around six months ago to be in charge of “what might be the most difficult task on Twitter,” despite having no apparent experience in politics, programming, and media relations. But Twitter seems to like her for her “creative” and “somewhat radical new ideas” about user safety.

“As a queer woman of color who is an Asian American in tech in rural America, that experience is a very intersectional one. I’ve had plenty of experiences moving through spaces where I wanted more safety,” Su said.

Protocol writes that Su’s vision incorporates “transformative and procedural justice.” Transformative justice ostensibly refers to a non-retributive form of repairing harm done to someone and preventing it from happening again; procedural justice to enacting a set of rules that “make harm rarer in the first place.”

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This all sounds nice and dandy—but beware. So-called transformative and procedural justice will not benefit you, but will crush you. Anything that’s perceived as “harmful” against “women and people from marginalized groups” can and will be used to censor you. Christine Su may reassuringly claim that “the point is not to make the entire world a safe space,” but she’s open about the fact that she will help give the Coalition of the Fringes more control over what people are allowed to do and say on Twitter.

Examples from the article:

  • Creating an audio hangout feature called “Spaces,” which will allow users to determine who is allowed to participate, as well as who can speak and when. (Note that it’s being tested on “women and marginalized groups of people” first.)
  • Potentially doubling down on functions that “encourage people to read content before reposting it.” (Which is exclusively done to censor or limit the reach of conservative and other right-wing content.)
  • Building tools that “create private pathways for apologies, forgiveness and deescalation.” (The finer details are still a work in progress according to Su.)
  • Defining what a “meaningful conversation” is. (Would people like Su think that anything right-wingers say or believe belongs in a “meaningful conversation”? Let’s just say I wouldn’t bet money on it…)

You know full well that a company like Facebook would shortly follow suit. After all, it’s not just Twitter that Su is “revolutionizing,” but the concept of social media itself. Figure out where all this is heading.

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