YouTube and every other platform of any importance did the right thing by rejecting content that promoted Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Now, in some strange way to show neutrality (?), YouTube has downloaded a video promoted by the committee. … containing a lie from Trump to prove that Trump lied. Charming.
According to New York Times:
The Commission for Election of the House of Representatives, investigating Jan. 6 riot is trying to attract more attention to its TV hearings by uploading videos of the procedures online. But YouTube removed one of those videos from its platform, saying the commission was promoting disinformation about the election.
The excerpt, which was uploaded on June 14, included recorded testimony from former Attorney General William P. Barr. But the problem with YouTube was that the video also included a video of former President Donald J. Trump who tells lies about the Fox Business election.
It would be interesting to meet the person who made this decision. YouTube’s rule is in place to keep its platform free of Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Video that proves Trump lied, one that must include Trump’s statement (necessary to prove it’s a lie) , sounds as true as any other video and certainly has more value than the last one: “Hey, everyone, watch this!” a video in which someone does something impressively stupid.
This is a textbook for the technical application of a rule that completely violates the spirit and purpose of the rule. YouTube does not limit the number of people who hear the lie of 2020. They forbid people who need to hear the truth of 2020 to see it in context.
One hopes this will be fixed … quickly. The Commission publishes these videos for people who cannot watch the hearings in real time and for younger voters. Zoomers believe that TV is nothing more than a giant inconvenient phone that sits on a wall while enchanting its ancient Generation X parents. Zooms will call the Red Cross if they can’t watch what they want when they want , and watch it while holding it in your hand.
The Commission receives it. YouTube, the entity whose future is ubiquitous among young people, is clearly doing so.
Jason Mikiak believes that a day without learning is a day that is not experienced. He is a political writer, a writer, author and lawyer. He was born in Canada to a dual citizen who spent his teenage years and years in college in the Northwest Pacific and has lived in seven states since. Now he enjoys life as a single father of a young girl, writes from the beaches of the Persian Gulf. He loves to make his flower pots, to cook, while studying scientific philosophy, religion and non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please do not hesitate to contact us for speaking commitments or any concerns.