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Climate Change of Social Media26-01-2019 03:33
HarveyH55
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I was reading the local news, and came across this story...

https://www.wftv.com/news/national-news/ap-top-news/youtube-promises-to-stop-promoting-misleading-videos/910031158

Now, I do believe that they promote media for a reason, usually profit potential, so I'd have to believe there is profit in burying some as well. Would be interesting to find that the source of the profit, being the IPCC, or the global liberal socialist party.

I really didn't mind the unusual recommended videos, even clicked on a few, for entertainment purposes (well, something in the thumbnail). Often disappointed, as the image was no where in the video, and often it's not even a video, just a slideshow, with robo-narration.

While some content may be deliberately misleading, who's to say if it was ever meant to be taken seriously. Most movies produced, are fiction, and intend to entertain. Things that seem plausible, possible, or even realistic, are by far more interesting and entertaining, than obvious fantasy/fiction. Who doesn't like a good ghost story, bigfoot sighting, monster fish/creature that got away, unsolved mystery? Free energy, and perpetual motion videos are interesting, you get to spot the flaws.

Controversy is profitable, so how much profit are they going to get, from burying certain views, and only promoting the 'proven' version? Sort of one sided, only lose half the audience, actually more, since there isn't much interest in videos you already have faith in, nothing to argue or discuss.

Personally, I find most internet and television media to be slated sharply to the left. You have to dig a little deeper, to find a semi-neutral source of information. Google is getting to be a pretty useless search engine, unless you are a progressive liberal socialist. No telling if it's intentional, or just the software responding to search requests.
26-01-2019 10:00
Into the Night
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HarveyH55 wrote:
I was reading the local news, and came across this story...

https://www.wftv.com/news/national-news/ap-top-news/youtube-promises-to-stop-promoting-misleading-videos/910031158

Now, I do believe that they promote media for a reason, usually profit potential, so I'd have to believe there is profit in burying some as well. Would be interesting to find that the source of the profit, being the IPCC, or the global liberal socialist party.

I really didn't mind the unusual recommended videos, even clicked on a few, for entertainment purposes (well, something in the thumbnail). Often disappointed, as the image was no where in the video, and often it's not even a video, just a slideshow, with robo-narration.

While some content may be deliberately misleading, who's to say if it was ever meant to be taken seriously. Most movies produced, are fiction, and intend to entertain. Things that seem plausible, possible, or even realistic, are by far more interesting and entertaining, than obvious fantasy/fiction. Who doesn't like a good ghost story, bigfoot sighting, monster fish/creature that got away, unsolved mystery? Free energy, and perpetual motion videos are interesting, you get to spot the flaws.

Controversy is profitable, so how much profit are they going to get, from burying certain views, and only promoting the 'proven' version? Sort of one sided, only lose half the audience, actually more, since there isn't much interest in videos you already have faith in, nothing to argue or discuss.

Personally, I find most internet and television media to be slated sharply to the left. You have to dig a little deeper, to find a semi-neutral source of information. Google is getting to be a pretty useless search engine, unless you are a progressive liberal socialist. No telling if it's intentional, or just the software responding to search requests.


You are quite right to be concerned. Who is to say the stuff they want to ban isn't actual science, or isn't correct? This is about political correctness run amok.


The Parrot Killer
26-01-2019 13:01
HarveyH55
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They aren't banning the videos, just aren't going to promote them. Basically, the politically correct videos get top billing, and everything else is going to take some looking and scrolling through pages. Most of the stuff they listed as misleading, I wouldn't have been looking for in the first place, as I already know it's fiction. I just need a break from research sometimes. Most of those videos actually serve a purpose, that you can't just blindly accept everything you see or read. Turning off opposing views (censorship), would encourage weak thought, since if it's recommended, it must be correct, why question the content. Personally, I'll just be less likely to click on the recommended content. I didn't mind that some are on the list for profit, but can't accept bias. I like to make up my own mind.
26-01-2019 19:57
Into the Night
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HarveyH55 wrote:
They aren't banning the videos, just aren't going to promote them. Basically, the politically correct videos get top billing, and everything else is going to take some looking and scrolling through pages. Most of the stuff they listed as misleading, I wouldn't have been looking for in the first place, as I already know it's fiction. I just need a break from research sometimes. Most of those videos actually serve a purpose, that you can't just blindly accept everything you see or read. Turning off opposing views (censorship), would encourage weak thought, since if it's recommended, it must be correct, why question the content. Personally, I'll just be less likely to click on the recommended content. I didn't mind that some are on the list for profit, but can't accept bias. I like to make up my own mind.


They aren't banning the videos yet. They ARE banning certain accounts for political reasons though.


The Parrot Killer
Edited on 26-01-2019 19:57




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