Federalist Co-founder and Publisher Ben Domenech warned Wednesday that NBC News’ recent attempt to demonetize the publication on Google is just a preview of what is to come in the 21st century woke revolution.
“An NBC News reporter was working hand-in-globe with some leftist organization based in the United Kingdom trying to highlight problematic comments that were on our website posted by users — we don’t moderate our comment section and we never have — and using it to try to get us de-platformed from Google’s ad server,” Domenech explained.
NBC News reported Tuesday that its “verification unit” colluded with a left-wing British activist group to complain to Google about Federalist reporting, claiming the right-leaning website had been banned from profiting on Google ads for exposing legacy media’s lies about recent nationwide riots. Google released a statement Tuesday contradicting NBC’s reporting, claiming The Federalist had been warned it may be demonetized over content in its comment sections, which have since been temporarily disabled.
Yet “Google owns YouTube, whose comment section is notoriously toxic,” Domenech pointed out.
And they also support the comment sections and run advertisements on them of thousands of other sites that have all sorts of problematic issues with them. I think this is a canary in a coal mine moment where we are really learning the degree to which big tech can be weaponized by woke moms or woke journalists, in this case, to try to shut down places who disagree with their leftist agenda.