Google Removes a Thorn From Joe Biden’s Side

Google Removes a Thorn From Joe Biden’s Side

( – Events of the past year bore out the unbridled bias paraded about the internet by big tech companies. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other industry leaders de-platformed Donald Trump in the waning days of his first term as president. Not yet satisfied, Google appears to be throwing yet another wrench into one of its platform’s operations — this time, to remove an apparent thorn from President Joe Biden’s side.

On Wednesday, November 10, Google-owned video platform YouTube announced it was giving a “thumbs-down” to public dislike counts on all videos uploaded to its site. However, creators can still view the running total of them privately.

YouTube claimed they implemented the change to protect the accounts of small creators from an onslaught of internet trolls harassing them by organizing dislike campaigns against them. According to YouTube, the move promotes “respectful interactions” between site users and content creators.

However, several people weren’t buying that claim by YouTube. For instance, a user on Twitter replied to the news on Disclose TV with a screenshot showing an overwhelming number of dislikes compared to likes on a clip of a recent White House press conference.

Like Summit News reporter Paul Joseph Watson, other users echoed that claim, posting a similar screen capture.

What do you think about this decision? Is it part of a well-intentioned desire to create a friendlier environment, or is it another example of a Big Tech company throttling free speech and skewing public opinion for political gain?

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