Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s shadowy culture are not the only matters being exposed!
Hidden camera: YouTube director censors Alex Jones, conservatives from news feeds…. Martin Barillas of Spero News, 11 October 2017
Project Veritas released a covert video featuring Nick Dudich, who works for The New York Times as Audience Strategy Editor. Using his power as a “gatekeeper” to influence news, Dudich boasted on camera, “I can choose what goes out and what doesn’t go out.” The video is titled American Pravda: Part II.
Dudich said, “As an editor, I’m a gatekeeper so I can choose what goes out and what doesn’t go out. And let’s say we wrote something about Facebook negatively... We actually just did a video about Facebook negatively, and I chose to put it in a spot that I knew wouldn’t do well.” He went on to say that his friends in Silicon Valley and YouTube help the videos he posts to trend on Internet searches. He protects his Silicon Valley friends and advances his personal biases in conflict with his employment with The New York Times and its stated mission, said a statement by Project Veritas.
But when asked by an undercover Veritas reporter whether it is good for business to have friends in Silicon Valley, Dudich replied, “Yeah. Very good. Very, very good.” However, Dudich did not reveal to NYT his connections to Silicon Valley, saying “they don’t know it’s just because my friends curate the front page.” He said that he did not want NYT to know exactly what he does to accomplish his job.
In this second such video released by Project Veritas, Dudich boasted of manipulating social media while keeping the New York Times in the dark. “Let’s say something ends up on the YouTube front page, New York Times freaks out about it, but they don’t know it’s just because my friends curate the front page. So, it’s like, a little bit of mystery you need in any type of job to make it look like what you do is harder than what it is.” In the video, he noted how he was able to suppress a video by The New York Times that was critical of Facebook.
The video also recorded a chat with Earnest Pettie, who is the Brand and Diversity Curation Lead at YouTube. He and Dudich worked together at Fusion ABC. Pettie regularly helps push Dudich’s videos to the top of Internet searches. He described Dudich as “one of the people I think who has more knowledge about YouTube as a platform than probably anyone else that I know.” In the video, Pettie is wearing a sweatshirt bearing the words “Black Lives Matter” along with the Google logo.
Pettie claimed that The New York Times benefits from its relationship with YouTube. “There are things that exist in the product that, like, are definitely optimized for news. Now, like last night if you searched for Hugh Hefner, there’s the search results but then there’s also... A carousel comes up with a page that’s just news videos.” Carousels are offerings of suggested videos on the first page of YouTube.
Pettie noted that when Internet users are searching for a “newsy” topic, YouTube gives them “newsy” videos on the basis of YouTube’s relationships with “legitimate news” media…”
Watch videos here…. American Pravda, NYT Part I – Slanting the News & A Bizarre Comey Connection