The Google-owned YouTube platform is no longer tolerating any criticism by commenters of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which evidence increasingly shows was responsible for unleashing the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
Reports indicate that YouTube is now automatically deleting comments that contain certain Chinese-language phrases in opposition to the CCP, though the company has since come out to claim that this is an “error” and something that YouTube is working to fix.
“Upon review by our teams, we have confirmed this was an error in our enforcement systems and we are working to fix it as quickly as possible,” a YouTube spokesperson is quoted as saying.
How this “error” came about was not disclosed, though the fact that it persisted for a whole six months before even being noticed suggests that it was intentional. There is also evidence to suggest that comments critical of the CCP were being deleted as far back as October 2019.
Two of the comments that were being auto-deleted by YouTube include the phrases “communist bandit” as well as “50-cent party.” Both of these, whenever users tried to type them in Chinese, were automatically being deleted within 15 seconds or less. Their English equivalents, however, were not.
“Communist bandit” is apparently an insult that dates back to when China had a nationalist government, and 50-cent party is a derogatory slang term for internet trolls who are paid 50 cents per post to direct online discussions away from all criticism of the CCP.
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YouTube insists that the whole thing is one big “accident,” but this claim is a tough sell when considering the fact that Google has repeatedly been exposed for secretly censoring its search engine functionality in China.
Known as “Dragonfly,” this controversial project involved scrubbing Chinese Google results of all criticisms of the CCP, which Google denied was even happening until The Intercept quite literally intercepted the truth. We now know that Google, which again owns YouTube, has been secretly colluding with the CCP to censor and remove truth from the internet.
It is no surprise, then, that Google is doing the same thing once again with YouTube while claiming that the whole thing is one big “mistake.” Nobody who has been following the Google saga would believe this for a second, though there are many out there with heads in the sand who probably will.
Another dead giveaway that Google is lying is the fact that YouTube currently does not even function in China. This means that its censorship of CCP criticisms is occurring in countries outside of China, including in the United States where Chinese-speaking people have apparently been restricted from typing these particular phrases.
All of this seems to be part of Google and YouTube’s desperate bid to enter the Chinese market, which is a tough nut to crack due to the CCP’s over-the-top Orwellian demands concerning censorship and political correctness. If Google and YouTube are ever to function in China, the platforms will have to completely abandon free speech, which could ruin their continued presence elsewhere.
“When news of Dragonfly leaked in 2018 in a report from The Intercept, Google was criticized by politicians and its own employees for selling out its principles,” writes James Vincent for The Verge.
“During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in June 2019, the company said it had ‘terminated’ the project and that it had ‘no plans to launch Search in China.'”
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