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Google CEO Defends YouTube Censorship

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s latest efforts to demonetize a number of creators who were reported by an “offended” Vox journalist during an interview with Axios on HBO. “We, you know, we rank content based on quality, and so we are bringing that same notion and approach to YouTube so that we can rank higher quality stuff better and really prevent borderline content,” Pichai said, before adding, “Content which doesn’t exactly violate policies, which need to be removed, but which can still cause harm, and so we are working hard.” Pichai even touted plans for more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos “which may be controversial.” But somehow that’s not censorship. Riiiight.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship practices in a recent interview following the latest round of content creator demonetization and bannings caused by leftist outlet Vox.

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In an interview with Axios on HBO, Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship following the sites most recent scandal in which a number of creators had their content demonetized following complaints from Vox journalist Carlos Maza. Pichai spoke with transgender Axios reporter Ina Fried, who advocates for further censorship on the platform in the interview. Pichai discusses YouTube’s moderation tactics and plans to introduce more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos across the platform.

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