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[–]magnora7[S] 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

Look at this search: https://www.reuters.com/search/news?sortBy=relevance&dateRange=pastWeek&blob=google+trump

Google, Trump, in the last week. There are no mentions of the Vertias undercover video at all. It is being ignored as much as possible, and instead they're writing articles about reddit admin drama.

Reuters rarely lies, but when they do it's almost always a lie of omission. And here we see that pattern once again.

[–]worm 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

Probably because the Veritas video is not really newsworthy. Sure, if you squint really hard you could see some sort of political machinations in the higher echelons of Google, but on the balance of probabilities it's probably just a single person filmed using ambiguous words with unfortunate and unintentional implications in a casual setting.

Google's political bias is not exactly a secret, but that video to me didn't really seem very notable at all. Standard journalistic tactic of de-contextualizing and sensationalizing. Honestly, the removal of the video from YouTube is probably more newsworthy than the video itself ever was.

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Sure, if you squint really hard you could see some sort of political machinations in the higher echelons of Google, but on the balance of probabilities it's probably just a single person filmed using ambiguous words with unfortunate and unintentional implications in a casual setting.

That really sounds like you're doing your hardest to minimize the problem, rather than actually pay attention to it. You've made all these definitive statements about the video, but it seems like you haven't even watched it...

[–]worm 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Sounds to me like people are jumping at shadows over de-contextualized snippets of casual conversation.

I'm sure that the shadows conceal something. I'm not sure that this video really sheds any light on the shadows themselves. I'll start paying attention when they bring out real evidence of active political manoeuvres or when Veritas releases the full unedited video. Until then, I'm just taking his video as one of the many political cheap-shots flying around left right and centre.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

de-contextualized snippets of casual conversation.

It's 25 minutes of unedited video... you are grasping at straws here worm. Try watching it rather than making conjecture about it

[–]worm 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If there's an unedited video I've certainly not seen it. What I have seen is a video of several 10 to 15-second clips of someone talking with lots of commentary in between.

Seems more likely to me that a bunch of people obsessed with "expose" type videos have twisted a casual conversation into a political piece. We've seen it done so many times by now that you'd think most people would be immune by now, but looks like it still works very well indeed.

[–]Skuly 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

They been quarantined not banned but is Reuters getting its news from the future or is this all pre-planned ?

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Actually that was my mistake in the title, my apologies. I'd change it if I could. Reuters actually did make the distinction.

[–]edwwsw 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Quarantine is just a precursor to being banned. Seen it happen to enough subreddits already.