This news will be shocking to none of our readers. If you’ve followed us for a while, you know that we’ve documented dozens of cases of censorship and suppression on Big Tech publishers like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and their video giant YouTube, among others. We’ve also shown how they’ve all placed various “fact-check warnings” on content, including ours, even when the facts detailed in the content are beyond reproach.
The latest as well as one of the most consequential moves by YouTube as it pertains to the election is their suppression and fact-checking of videos searched for through keywords like “Hunter Biden Ukraine” and “Joe Biden Ukraine.” As far as YouTube and its unsuspecting visitors know, there’s nothing afoul with the Bidens’ suspicious and likely treacherous dealings with Burisma and the Ukrainian government. As Mark Dice noted on Twitter yesterday:
Heads up, YouTube is adding a "fact check" notice to all searches for "Joe Biden Ukraine" trying to cover for him.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 26, 2020
We tested it, and while we couldn’t duplicate the fact-check—likely because Dice and others called them out on it—we have zero reason to doubt that it’s true. YouTube has gone to great lengths to “fact-check” and often suppress content that runs counter to their accepted political agenda. If it could possibly hurt Democrats, they suppress. If it can hurt President Trump or Republicans, they amplify. That’s their modus operandi.
What we were able to find is that the search results for multiple keywords yielded NOTHING that could be damaging to Hunter or Joe Biden. Zero. In fact, the highest ranked posts were all either debunking or distracting from the entire Hunter Biden laptop scandal. It’s as if there are literally zero videos on YouTube about Hunter, Joe, or Ukraine that tell an accurate picture of what’s been happening for the past two weeks.
This screencapture of the search for “joe biden ukraine” reveals YouTube isn’t just keep the scandalous news out of the picture. They’re also being quite clever in how they manipulate their users. Notice the first listing. The thumbnail is of the infamous speech in which Biden detailed how he threatened the Ukrainian government with canceling a billion dollar loan guarantee if they didn’t fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. Anyone who’s seen the clip mentioned will recognize the thumbnail, but the video itself is not from that portion of the speech. In fact, it has absolutely nothing to do with Ukraine at all. But anyone not already in the know may think that’s the infamous video based on the thumbnail and the search for “joe biden ukraine.”
Quite clever. Quite devious.
YouTube is actively suppressing anything that points to Joe Biden doing anything wrong with Ukraine. They even have the gall to pretend there’s nothing with Hunter Biden and Ukraine, either. This, folks, is election interference.
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