Silicon Valley Algorithm Manipulation Is The Only Thing Keeping Mainstream Media Alive

Recent statements by YouTube's CEO highlight the way Silicon Valley tech giants use algorithms to boost mainstream media propaganda and suppress independent content.…
Last month a very informative interview saw the CEO of YouTube, which is owned by Google, candidly discussing the way the platform uses algorithms to elevate mainstream news outlets and suppress independent content.
At the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Technology Governance Summit, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told Atlantic CEO Nicholas Thompson that on important areas like news media the platform artificially elevates "authoritative sources".…
Wojcicki comes from the same elitist background as all the empire managers who've been placed in charge of mainstream media outlets by their plutocratic owners, having gone to Harvard after being literally raised on the campus of Stanford University.…
Her sister Anne is the founder of the genetic-testing company 23andMe and was married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.…
Google itself also uses algorithms to artificially boost empire media in its searches. In 2017 @WSWS_Updates began documenting how that it, along with other leftist and antiwar outlets, had experienced a dramatic drop in traffic from Google searches.…
In 2019 the Wall Street Journal confirmed @WSWS_Updates claims, reporting that "Despite publicly denying doing so, Google keeps blacklists to remove certain sites or prevent others from surfacing in certain types of results."
In 2020 the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet admitted to censoring WSWS at a Senate hearing in response to one senator's suggestion that Google only censors right wing content.…
Google, for the record, has been financially intertwined with US intelligence agencies since its very inception when it received research grants from the CIA and NSA.…
Google pours massive amounts of money into federal lobbying and DC think tanks, has a cozy relationship with the NSA, and has been a military-intelligence contractor from the beginning.…
Then you've got Facebook, where a third of Americans regularly get their news, which is a bit less hidden about its status quo-enforcing censorship practices.
Facebook has stated that if its "fact checkers" like The Atlantic Council deem a page or domain guilty of spreading false information, it will "dramatically reduce the distribution of all of their Page-level or domain-level content on Facebook."…
Meanwhile left and antiwar voices, including myself (…), have been complaining for years that Twitter artificially throttles their follower count.
The emergence of the internet was met with hope and enthusiasm by people who understood that the plutocrat-controlled mainstream media were manipulating public opinion to manufacture consent for the status quo.
The democratization of information-sharing was going to give rise to a public consciousness that is emancipated from the domination of plutocratic narrative control, thereby opening up the possibility of revolutionary change to our society's corrupt systems.
What went wrong? The answer is algorithm manipulation. These tech giants are the life support system of corporate media propaganda.
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