This is a story about the question of who holds power over what we can say, hear, watch and read on the internet—an increasingly urgent issue that many ordinary people have cause to think about every day. And yet the protagonist in this story, the man whose fate symbolizes the future of social media and the corporate web that controls it, is unknown to the vast majority of educated readers. That man is PewDiePie, a Swedish comedian whose real name is Felix Kjellberg. With 77-million subscribers, he has the most popular YouTube channel in the world. Within YouTube’s video subculture, he is regarded as a true celebrity—a sort of Joe Rogan, Kanye West and Ben Shapiro all rolled into one. As of this writing, PewDiePie is closing in on 20-billion total views—roughly equivalent to three views for every human on the planet. Yet describing the actual content that Kjellberg delivers to his viewers can be challenging. When he dropped out of school and began seriously promoting his channel in 2010, his feed was largely devoted …
RT @Xentagz: This article does a good job discussing the centralization of the internet and the consequences (censorship) and includes a reference and link to the #Bitcoin whitepaper as part of the solution https://t.co/EXKzSPjkwP
This article does a good job discussing the centralization of the internet and the consequences (censorship) and includes a reference and link to the #Bitcoin whitepaper as part of the solution https://t.co/EXKzSPjkwP
Come on. This is not the guy you want to hang your hat on. Extremely suspect person that makes extremely bad decisions for extremely suspect reasons. How many pro Nazi things do you get to do before we question you?
" We aren’t there yet, and YouTube may eventually crush PewDiePie, with Vox getting the assist. Until then, PewDiePie remains an emblem of our times, worthy of study. You can hop on over to YouTube and check his work out for yourself. And if you do, then for the love of all that is good in this world, go ahead and smash subscribe. "
Innehållet måste handla om svensk politik och hålla tillräckligt hög nivå för att skapa konstruktiv diskussion. Annat bör postas som en self-post där användaren får redogöra för kopplingen till svensk politik och lägga fram diskussionsunderlaget.
The most important observation the author makes isn't even directly about Felix.
Defying its foundational architecture, the internet is no longer decentralized. A cartel of politically aligned capitalists controls access not just to cyberspace in the abstract, but, arguably, the very means of online business functionality.
As much as Pewdiepie’s situation is exceptionally unfortunate for him and his peers, I find myself feeling very glad that it has happened, as his story and recent events surrounding him can somewhat serve as a quick and easy Litmus test for certain varieties of ideological possession.
The *extremely* abridged version is that Pewdiepie keeps getting tangentially and unintentionally involved with other channels that use Nazi jokes on occasion, and to some news outlets (Vox, WSJ, etc.) this is enough to publish article after article discussing how Pewds has been indoctrinating his millions of subscribers with Nazism and White Supremacy.
Pewdiepie also has a couple of summary/response videos up on his channel if you're interested in a deeper look.
This situation is a repeat of what we see constantly: a grassroots artistic movement is glommed onto by greedheads who fuck everything up, causing the creative types move on to find new, unexploited territory.
We see the same thing in the gentrification of bohemian neighborhoods, with San Francisco being the textbook case.
That cycle is very natural though. It’s symbiotic advertisers use the money we spend buying from them to make sure we keep buying from them. We keep trying to get content without dealing with them. Content isn’t profitable without advertising. I thought Patreon was going to be the final frontier where we can finally just pay for the content we want. It works for a few people but that advertiser money is always knocking at the door.
Yeah, its whether not people put up with shout outs to channels with Nazi propaganda, and people that help or helped mainstream nazim with the plausible deniability of "I was only joking".
Let them have their own places for sure, but the community and owners of media are entitled to push them aside if they want.
Its not a fee speech issue, if I'm invited to your party and I start picking on the smaller and weaker people there, I deserve to be ejected and you and the other party goers have the right to eject me.
>Yeah, its whether not people put up with shout outs to channels with Nazi propaganda, and people that help or helped mainstream nazim with the plausible deniability of "I was only joking".
I disagree with you here. I think we can draw a line between a channel that makes off-color Semitic jokes and Joeseph friggen Goebbels (IE: actual Nazi propaganda). Or even (for a more contemporary comparison) between a channel that makes anti-Semitic jokes and Stormfront or whatever Stormfront's podcast is.
I'll agree with with the last two bits there, it's fine if people say "hey, it's not cool that you're calling attention to a channel that makes anti-semetic jokes", but I think we should be careful with the label "Nazi", especially when there's still actual neo-Nazis out there who are actively trying to tell people that white people are better than others. Meanwhile, if you had to punish everyone who makes an anti-Semetic joke at some point or another, that'd get rid of a good chunk of comedians, 99% of which are not Nazis. That's my take on it anyways.
He doesn't use the term cultural Marxism, and most people that do, haven't looked into the history of it and he has occasionally criticized the far right. He is good at taking modern liberalism down and of course the psychology and self help. He has made it clear to the far right that he is not one of them.
The modern right in general is in a battle with the soviet union which is gone (imaginary enemy), and social liberalism and liberal capitalism (liberalized trade boarders, multi culturealism), which it thinks are all communism. And they think socialism causes droughts and crop failures automatically and intentionally and that soviet union is what socialism looks like.
But spends very little time fighting fascism and Nazis, which are real problems, and when it comes down to it will side with them and wants them to have mainstream platforms to promote themselves. That's a blind spot the right has about itself. Example, see all the posts decrying antifa behaviour here, but few to none about the alt rights murder rate, violence and fascism. Social Darwinism is back on the right, don't question heirchy, some groups are superior to others and that's the only reason they exist.
Theoretically most of the right are not far right, but the outcomes and actions show where the sympathies lie. Its not intentional and not conscious for the most part, its what modern conservativism has become. The oligarchic fascist movement that conservatives were fighting in the 40s, so called right libertarianism - is modern conservativism today.
Dave Ruben has appeared on a pro Bolsarno propaganda channel. Everyone here is opposed to yt and similar banning fascists while at the same time believing there isn't a fascist movement ... but you see little to no opposition to real political censorship.
I think the right are in a worse mess than the social liberals are with propaganda and they are going to be dogged with comparisons to Nazis until it starts to get a little more self aware and fixes these problems.
Perhaps Mr Peterson will take it on in the future, clean your own room first etc.
It's funny how you are so anti capitalist yet jump to defend these monopolies the second someone cries Nazi.
How can you be so inconsistent that you don't realize the contradiction? The people wearing the jackboots have painted them rainbow and you and all the idiots that think like you are more than happy to see dissidents crushed. As long as someone calls them a Nazi first.
I'm not inconsistent, if you want everything privately owned and to cow tow to capitalists, its not very intelligent to then complain when these same capitalists want fascist rhetoric off their property.
They put off advertisers and want to destroy the liberal capitalist, multi cultural, multi national brand.
If you were running a business, would you host a bunch of idiots bullying your customers and damaging your brand?
And stop pretending to yourself there isn't an issue with the far right and Nazism in the west again.
> thanks to my cultural relativist upbringing I feel I shouldn't judge.
Written like a true product of American schooling
I can dig your sarcasm, tho it seems others can't by a look at the -1 comment points.
I'll upvote ya.
That's what you do. Like a spider, you throw out your non sense like a web and wait for people to fall on it. Then you expect to people "prove you wrong", something that will never happen. You are so deep into your bullshit that your only purpose is to cause chaos here.
I just repeated what the ty channel owner said himself and the out come from the recent controversy where he recommended a channel full of Nazi propaganda.
He is also subscribed to the big names on the alt lite.
This is the most influential channel on yt, and its introducing Nazi propaganda to young kids.
And you see nothing at all wrong with that.
We are in some dark times.
Made edgy Nazi stuff, links to and shouts out to Nazi and fascist channels. People aren't fooled by the oh see I was only pretending to be a Nazi stuff. Same with count dankula, everyone defended him over what he said was a joke, turns out he is far right.
He's a just a useful idiot doing what he does best. The irony is that he would most likely be one of the first groups to be sent of to the gulag in any communist/socialist takeover. Lots of long winded prose posted online over the course of many years? Intellectual (pseudo but communist/Marxists can't tell the difference)!!! Off to the Gulag for you.