This video perfectly summarizes everything that’s going wrong with YouTube lately, and where the site is headed in the future.
- It’s not about left VS right.
All kinds of political channels are being censored through “restricted mode” and having their content demonetized, as well as channels that only deal with entertainment. While both left-wing and right-wing media corporations are excempt from this.
Why is Fox News, a really right-wing corporation, allowed on the trending page whereas my videos are censored from the trending page?
It’s because corporations don’t want to compete with independent news channels like Paul Joseph Watson, Sargon of Akkad, and yours truly.
- YouTube wants to replace television.
This is their long-term goal, and big corporations can help with this since they have a big budget. Some of them apparently pay to show up on the trending-page, which I don’t think is an unfeasable theory. Otherwise, why would certain unpopular content be prioritized over popular content?
The “trending” page is supposed to go after what videos are hot alone. It doesn’t. I made a video that got more popular than Fox News video in a shorter period of time. Their video ended up on trending, mine didn’t.
This might surprise a lot of people but YouTube isn’t making any profit. After paying various expenses the site barely breaks even. So they’re being forced into the position where they’ll have to stifle creativity to keep advertisers from disappearing. Big brands are protesting as we speak.
This is not about political correctness VS free speech. It’s about corporations VS individuals. Corporations don’t want their ads to be connected with “hate speech”, and in this era of moral outrage that label will apply to just about anyone who is merely a dissident.
Someone needs to invent an alternative that can compete with YouTube, and they need to do it as soon as possible. This alternative needs to be centered around the libertarian idea of free speech. Minds.com is a good idea but they need to work on their video layout and try to introduce ads to their system.
In the future it is doubtful that a channel such as mine will even be allowed on YouTube. Because it certainly wouldn’t be allowed on television.