Why I’m moving away from Google little by little

Breitbart screenshot google smoking gun article

Breitbart has published a pretty devastating new report based on leaked internal documents. To the surprise of almost nobody, there is manual intervention on YouTube to promote or demote topics and videos that don’t match the prevailing Social Justice Warrior SJW culture that has captured control of Google.

The most specific charge levelled at YouTube by Breitbart is around the suppression of anti-abortion material and the promotion of the pro-abortion position.

In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not “manually intervene” on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for “abortion.”

The term “abortion” was added to a “blacklist” file for “controversial YouTube queries,” which contains a list of search terms that the company considers sensitive. According to the leak, these include some of these search terms related to: abortion, abortions, the Irish abortion referendum, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist David Hogg.

The existence of the blacklist was revealed in an internal Google discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News by a source inside the company who wishes to remain anonymous. A partial list of blacklisted terms was also leaked to Breitbart by another Google source.

‘THE SMOKING GUN’: Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg – Breitbart

All of this goes right into the best explanation I know of as to why wildly successful companies, especially those whose success derives from a deeply engineering based idea, eventually tend toward what we call “the left” today. Or, in more useful language, companies that start Mundian tend to become Modian, move away from engineering and the real world and toward the world of human interpersonal relationships, power dynamics and social skills.

All human institutions tend to become Modian over time, for the simple reason that they are made up of people. The more subjective the criteria for success, the more Modian the organization will become. Those institutions that have little or no exogenous criteria for success, like government, academia, or the non-profit sector, will inevitably come to be dominated by Modians, whatever their explicit goals may be. Businesses, which must make a profit to survive, are not immune to this tendency. Though they have exogenous criteria for success, it is a difficult task to propagate the objective criteria for success down through the ranks – at each level of decision making there will be some degree of subjectivity, and by the time we reach the bottom rank, decisions might be completely Modian. But in the business world, there is some good news for Mundians: those businesses that become too Modian will fail.

Mundia and Modia

Right now, like most institutions that the Modians capture, failure will follow as they try to coerce the world to fit their social hierachy based system which looks only to who is powerful and popular at the moment and which business strategies or “scientific theories” are trendy. Modians don’t have the aptitude or skills to judge scientific theories or business strategies on merit, so they figure out which ones to follow by looking for the most powerful people.

We’re in a phase of declining civilisation because the huge technological and human advances made possible by Mundians are being taken and mutated by Modians. I’m still tied to YouTube: it’s by far and away the biggest place to be seen, but already all my videos are mirrored on Bitchute and I’ll promote their site wherever I can.

I don’t trust Google, and I’ll do my best to move my digital life away from its control.

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Banned in Pakistan

Banned in Pakistan email from YouTube

I received this email from YouTube over the weekend. At first I thought it was another malicious copyright or flagging strike but no, this one turns out to be different. Here’s the text (my highlights):

Regarding your account: Brian London

We have received a legal complaint regarding your video from the government. After review, the following video: Robert Spencer on Fox and Friends has been blocked from view on the following YouTube country site(s):
Pakistan

YouTube blocks content where necessary to comply with local laws. Please review our help center article on legal complaints.

Sincerely, 
The YouTube Team

YouTube email

This bit catches my eye: “We have received a legal complaint regarding your video from the government.”

THE GOVERNMENT?

Banned in Pakistan email from YouTube
Banned in Pakistan email from YouTube

Oh…. let me read on, this is from THE GOVERNMENT of Pakistan! Strange how it just reads “The Government” at the beginning though.

What we have here is Google/YouTube enforcing the censorship laws of an Islamic State (Pakistan) even though those laws should not apply to me or to Google. Google have chosen to be good Dhimmis, respecting the laws of superior Muslims.

The video itself, which I’ll embed below, is one of the very first clips I put on YouTube in 2006. I taped it off Fox News and it is Robert Spencer of JihadWatch and the most remarkable thing about it is how consistent Robert has been through the years. And right. He even talks about an Islamic State, long before what came to be known as ISIS or The Islamic State emerged in the ruins of Iraq and Syria.

Of course Robert doesn’t get booked on Fox and Friends these days: I guess the influence of Pakistan extends beyond YouTube.

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