YouTube CEO Admits Algorithm Promotes Corporate Media Outlets

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Published on 30 Apr 2021, 15:00
Via America’s Lawyer: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki admits her platform boosts engagement of mainstream news sources while letting independent outlets fall by the wayside. Mike Papantonio & Farron Cousins discuss more.

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*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.

In a recent interview, YouTube's CEO admitted that their algorithms are pushing corporate news instead of independent media. No surprise here. Okay. Now this is, this is called YouTube. Okay. It's not called corporate media tube, but it's become corporate media tube. Let me show you how it is. I know you've looked at this. When we do a segment here, all, every segment behind us is MSNBC, CNN, MSNBC, CNN. Why? Because they're paying YouTube so darn much money, it's generating advertising revenue for them, and they're paying money. They're advertising and they're saying, look, if you'll put us up there and promote us and push us, we'll spend more money. This is a really ugly story because they've made, you know, the test right now is YouTube is simply broadcast TV.
Yeah.
Isn't it?
It really is, especially with their, you know, new, new streaming service and, and the premium memberships. But, you know, Susan Wojcicki, the, the CEO.
What a dope, by the way.
Of, of, of YouTube actually admitted this. I mean, that's the part people have to understand. She did literally admit during a recent conference, you know, yes, we're pushing corporate media sources because she says, you know, they're more reliable. We don't want to push some yahoo down there who's doing videos from his basement.
Yeah, that's the talking point, isn't it?
Yeah, and that's, she said from the basement. That, that old internet troll
This, news alert, this is not a basement. Okay.
Right.
You know, so, so the point, the point being is that corporate media and we've, we talked about this for years. It was just a matter of time till corporate media, everybody starts cutting their cable. Okay. They're cutting their cable left and right. And they're saying, well, gee, I can go to YouTube, and I can get some, my information there. But now the information, according to this new, this management woman who says, this is what I'm going to do. She's just giving you corporate media. It's all CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, it's all corporate media because they're paying them so darn much money to do it.
Yeah. And it's really disappointing because you have people who doing these channels on YouTube, these news channels, where they actually do by the way, go out and do real reporting. They're on the ground. They're talking to people. They're doing the FOIA requests and doing videos on the results of that. These are actual journalists and they're getting punished because they don't have the money that corporate media has. And corporate media has now just taken over YouTube. And they're letting them.
You know what I thought of when they said that they're just not getting legitimate news stories, we have to go to corporate media to do that. I couldn't get, I couldn't get out of my head the, the, the, the Cuomo story. Chris Cuomo, where they do a set, it it's all staged. Chris Cuomo is coming out of his cellar now after fighting COVID. The rest of the story is, he had come out of a cellar a week and a half before. And it was just staged, exactly what CNN wanted to do. But they're saying, oh, look, the reason other stuff isn't credible is because they're shooting it down in their basement. And they're just not credible reporters. I, I, this, this woman is just so far out of reality with this.
Yeah.
And I think it's going to start hurting. There's, there's going to be some serious competition. I got a bit of, I got about a minute. Tell me, don't you see that happening? Somebody is going to move into the space.
Right. Absolutely. We're already seeing, you know, some content creators moving over to Twitch, which is, you know, an equally popular platform at this point.

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