from Sputnik News:
A number of key right-leaning commentators have acquired a massive following on YouTube, but Google, which owns the video-hosting site, is seeking to suppress content that it deems hateful or outright dangerous, putting some personalities at risk of being deplatformed.
Google employees have discussed cracking down on conservative political commentators Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, referring to them as “Nazis”, watchdog group Project Veritas reports.
Project Veritas, which ignited controversy this week after exposing Google’s alleged plans to prevent a Trump re-election in 2020, claims it has obtained a leaked e-mail from within the company’s “transparency and ethics” team.
BREAKING: LEAKED @Google doc from ‘transparency-and-ethics group’ calls @benshapiro, @prageru, @jordanbpeterson “nazis using the dogwhistles” and recommends the disabling of the “suggestions” feature. FULL ARTICLE: https://t.co/oIdcykyWTk pic.twitter.com/MyC2cOthue
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) 25 June 2019
“…If we understand that PragerU, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are Nazis using the dog whistles…” says an employee going by the name Liam Hopkins, according to a screenshot of the e-mail.
He then zooms in on a suggestion to ban them from the Google suggest feature that attempts to autocomplete users’ searches as they are typing in the search box.
“I can receive these recommendations regardless of the content of what I’m looking at, and I have recorded thousands of internet users sharing the same experience,” Liam adds.
Shapiro was quick to call out YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. “Do you think your employees should be cavalierly labelling those who militantly hate white supremacy ‘Nazis,’ and then shaping algorithms on the basis of such lies?” he inquired.
Hey, @SusanWojcicki, would love to discuss this with you. Do you think your employees should be cavalierly labeling those who militantly hate white supremacy "Nazis," and then shaping algorithms on the basis of such lies? https://t.co/8zy72ZdWXI
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) 25 June 2019