Mr. Joe Biden (photo: Reuters)
YouTube has removed thousands of “I don’t like” interactions from Biden videos on the official White House channel. They say this is part of their regular efforts to remove interactions they consider inaccurate, according to The Epoch Times.
Observers on the platform noticed that thousands of “dislike” interactions disappeared from some videos of Biden’s new president.
The screenshot shows that at least 16,000 I don’t like having been deleted from at least 3 videos on Mr. Biden. Even after adjustment, 5 YouTube videos only had about 14,000 likes of Mr. Biden, compared to nearly 60,000 dislikes as of 3:30 p.m. on January 21.
In response to a question on this, YouTube explained to The Epoch Times that they track the engagement to detect and remove activity that they consider spam so that they only keep the interactions they deem genuine, and do so. mechanism also works in the case of a video on Biden
It is not clear how YouTube distinguishes between “authentic” and “non-authentic” interactions; The company did not immediately respond to a request for further information.
YouTube and its owner, Google, have long been accused of political bias. While these companies claim that their products are developed and operated in a politically neutral manner, employee accounts and internal document leaks show that these companies do indeed introduce politics into their products.
Google changed millions of votes in the November 3, 2020 presidential election by forcing their political opinions on users, according to psychologist Robert Epstein, who has assembled a group of more than 700 voters to track search results, recalls , search suggestions and the news feed on Google before the election.
After the 2020 U.S. presidential election, YouTube banned content claiming the election was stolen, even though President Trump’s legal group and many parties presented evidence and hundreds of witnesses were sworn in. they were taking micro-fraud measures and many analysts are reporting anomalies in the statistics.