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I Caught YouTube Censoring Information About Foreign Payments To Biden

On the morning of Wednesday, May 10, the Justice Department indicted NY Congressman George Santos for financial crimes.

That same morning the House Oversight Committee held a press conference regarding bank records that showed the Biden family had received $10 million from foreign entities while Joe Biden was Vice President.

I immediately became suspicious about the timing of the Santos indictment — I began to suspect the DOJ had intentionally indicted Santos on Wednesday morning in order to distract Americans from evidence the House presented about possible Biden family corruption.

That evening I watched a YouTube video about Santos’ indictment. In the comments section I wrote two replies to a conversation thread in which I expressed my suspicion the DOJ had timed the indictment to distract from the House press conference. In my replies I also explained what the House had reported about the Bidens receiving foreign payments.

Several hours later I noticed that nobody had responded to my comments.

This surprised me, so I began to wonder whether my comments were being hidden from public view — whether they were being shadow-banned. While I could still see the comments myself, I was wondering whether they were being hidden from others. So I decided to investigate.

For my investigation I decided to see whether I could still see my comments if I looked at the conversation thread using a different YouTube account.

So I signed out of the personal YouTube account I had used to make the comments, and then signed back into YouTube using another account — my business account.

Sure enough, when I reviewed that same conversation thread using my business account my comments were not visible. This confirmed that my suspicion that my comments had been shadow-banned.

But who was shadow-banning me? Was the channel that posted the video shadow-banning me? Or, was YouTube shadow-banning me? That is, did the channel that posted the video shadow-ban my entire account, so that none of my comments on its videos, positive or negative, were visible to others? Or, were YouTube AI censors selectively shadow-banning my comments based upon the content of those comments?

To determine which of these two scenarios was correct — whether it was the channel or YouTube shadow-banning me — I signed back into my personal account, the account that was being shadow-banned.

I decided to make another comment on the same thread I had commented on before. However, this time I wouldn’t say anything about the House press conference or the Biden family taking funds from foreign entities. Instead, this time I would say something that I figured the channel, and YouTube, would like. So I made a comment that supported the indictment of George Santos.

I then signed out of my personal account, and signed back into my business account.

Sure enough, using my business account I could clearly, and immediately, see my positive comment about the Santos indictment, but still couldn’t see my two comments about the House press conference.

Based upon this experiment, I conclude that it must have been YouTube’s AI programs selectively shadow-banning my comments based upon their content. If the channel had shadow-banned me, then all of my comments on their channel would have been hidden, including my comment supporting the Santos indictment.

This indicates that YouTube has programmed its AI censors to censor factual information about the House Oversight Committee’s press conference, and the evidence the House presented suggesting the Biden family had received payments from foreign entities while Joe was VP.

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