When Youtube denied political bias against conservative figures like President Donald Trump, PragerU, another politically motivated content creator, challenges the Google-owned video streaming platform to “see you (them) in court.”
Youtube claimed that the popular video-based social media platform has “no bias” against conservative politicians, following the investigative journalism group, Project Veritas, reported that they had removed a video allegedly exposing Google officials of political bias against Trump saying that Google is the only one that can end another “Trump situation.”
The video, which has since been removed from the platform by Youtube, shows a senior employee at the company appearing to admit that the company plans to interfere in the next presidential election to stop Donald Trump.
The video is still available in the Project Veritas website and featured undercover footage of a top Google employee, Jen Gennai, who preaches that the company, Google, should not be broken up because they still need to stop the reelection of the President and only they can prevent “next Trump situation.”
“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that,” the video revealed appearing to be said by Gennai.
In the same video, Gennai also appears to declare that Trump’s victory in the 2016 elections “screwed us (Google).”
“We all got screwed over in 2016; again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over, so we’re rapidly like, happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” she added.
“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”
Youtube’s ratio’d response
As a response, Youtube posted a tweet in the site’s official Twitter account @YoutubeInsider saying that they are applying their community standards equally to all accounts.
“We’ve had a lot of questions today…clarifying; we apply our policies fairly and without political bias. All creators are held to the same standard,” reads Youtube’s official tweet.
However, it seems like the tweet raised more eyebrows than expected as experts are saying that the clarification message by Youtube has been “ratio’d.” Ratio-ing is a twitter slang, which means a tweet gets more replies and comments than a retweet, which is indicative that the statement was controversial enough or the users do not agree with it.
James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, which exposed numerous scandals corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct by private individuals, corporations, politicians and government agencies, exposed the Twitter ratio of Youtube’s post in his tweet.
“The ratio on YouTube’s official response and CNN’s @brianstelter ridiculous assertions to @Project_Veritas makes the Soviet Union’s Pravda look honest,” writes O’Keefe.
“We will see you in court”
Similarly, PragerU, which has sued Youtube in the past for discriminatory practices, replied to YouTube in a tweet to face their lawsuit in the courts.
Asked for comments regarding their latest tweet, a spokesperson said that Google and Youtube have recently been targeting PragerU on the basis that they are conservative.
“The recent developments and leaks from Google insiders make it even more clear that they are intentionally targeting PragerU, simply because we are conservative. This is why we sued Google and YouTube, and we look forward to using this new evidence when we meet in court in late August,” the spokesperson said.
“Google is a bully and continues to lie about being a neutral public platform while deliberately targeting conservatives. They need to be held accountable, and we will continue to fight back both in the courtroom and in the court of public opinion. It’s disturbing that the entire mainstream media has completely ignored the issue of Big Tech censorship against conservatives. It’s clear the media doesn’t care about free speech, and they only care about pushing their left-wing agenda.”