YouTube CEO Neal Mohan is being openly brazen about his platform’s intentions to interfere in the 2024 presidential election.
In a letter published Feb. 6, titled “4 Big bets for 2024,” Mohan assured the world that Google-owned YouTube would be manipulating and controlling what people see. YouTube ensures alleged “authoritative sources are prominent in [users’] searches and recommendations” when they search election news. Not only that, Mohan wrote that YouTube has “rigorously enforced” policies to suppress free exchange of ideas that offend the leftist YouTube overlords, like the nebulous concept of “hate speech.” The irony was that Mohan had the audacity to praise YouTube’s efforts against “election interference,” despite being one of a slew of Big Tech platforms that repeatedly censored President Joe Biden’s political opponents in the lead-up to the 2024 election, as MRC Free Speech America research has shown.
As “more than 50 countries will hold elections this year,” Mohan wrote, YouTube is committed to restricting a free information flow. Instead of allowing citizens to analyze information themselves, Mohan boasted how YouTube would be actively promoting news sources it considers “authoritative.” Specifically, wrote Mohan, “We’re ensuring that when people look for election news on YouTube, authoritative sources are prominent in their searches and recommendations. We spent years investing in a playbook to responsibly manage content” on YouTube, including alleged “hate speech.” This is the same platform that had to update its COVID-19 censorship policy quietly after some of its axiomatic positions on masking, vaccination, and social distancing turned out to be erroneous.
But Mohan wasn’t finished. “We quickly evolve and adapt when new challenges emerge, and we’ll do so again as generative AI makes more sophisticated deepfakes possible and raises new questions,” he pledged.
Ultimately, Mohan’s letter certainly raises a few questions of its own. His boasts about election manipulation and censorship are particularly concerning given a Media Research Center poll that found in November 2020 that 17 percent of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s voters in seven swing states would not have voted for him had they known the scandals purposefully censored by Big Tech and the legacy media. YouTube is apparently looking for a repeat of 2020 in 2024.
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