The recent resurfacing of Hunter Biden, in interviews to promote his new book, is a reminder of how in the tank both the legacy media and social media were for Hunter’s dad.
But just when you think the bias couldn’t get any worse, Big Tech digs down another layer.
The Epoch Times reported on Friday that YouTube “has deleted about 2.5 million ‘dislikes’ from videos on the official White House channel of President Joe Biden.”
The findings came courtesy of a researcher who wished to remain anonymous, the Times reported. He or she authors a website called 81m.org, which has tracked YouTube’s handling of the account since Jan. 26.
YouTube’s heavy finger on the scale for Biden is astonishing.
As the Times noted, “(I)t appears it’s only the dislikes that are disappearing.”
The article points out that the official White House channel has posted more than 300 videos. Overall, they have received 3.7 million dislikes. Of those, 2.5 million were axed.
That comes to an average deletion rate of roughly 8,000 dislikes per video. Yet, “Not a single like was removed,” the article says,
“Even after the interventions, the videos have nearly six times more dislikes than likes on average,” the Times reported.
“Without intervention the ratio would be over 17 dislikes for every like.”
The Times added that for at least two years, YouTube has had a policy to delete likes and dislikes that it considers spam. A company official told the Times those “systems (are) in place to ensure that the engagement on YouTube is authentic, and (to) remove any fraudulent metrics.”
The spokesperson, however, refused to provide details on what criteria are used to make that decision.
And when 81m.org juxtaposed the White House channel with others of similar-sized followings, “None of them exhibited dislike removals of this magnitude,” shown by the Biden White House.
The Times pointed out that psychologist Robert Epstein has argued that Google, which owns YouTube, shifted millions of votes last fall by tinkering with its site so that “search results were strongly biased in favor of liberals and Democrats.” “This was not true on Bing or Yahoo,” Epstein added in a recent appearance on Fox News.