Data show that the official presidential YouTube account is receiving a low like/dislike ratio as well as a decreasing number of viewers.
According to some reports, the White House and YouTube have recently joined forced to modify the proportion of likes and dislikes on the videos depicting President Biden’s actions.
As a consequence, YouTube removed the likes and dislikes section of a video showing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s first media briefing.
The video received 32,000 dislikes and only 7,700 likes by January 25th.
Even though sources such as PolitiFact suggested that the removal may come after the identification of a large proportion of spam dislikes, it remains highly dubious that YouTube chose to delete the video.
The suspicion seems particularly warranted given the history of YouTube’s relationship with former President Trump, still the main political opponent of the current President, which culminated with the former President’s ban from the network.
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Moreover, the full video of President Biden’s inauguration has been deleted from the presidential YouTube account after it received ten times more dislikes as compared to likes.
Most of the videos posted on presidential YouTube account possess an unfavorable like/dislike ratio.
This usually means that dislikes outpace likes by more than 10 or 20 times.
To avoid negative comments that flooded the videos, the account administrators also managed to turn off the comments section.
Still, most of the videos shared on the account received less than 100,000 views, including some of them with less than 50,000 people who viewed them.
In a country comprising more than 300 million residents, these are strikingly small numbers.
On the other hand, the videos of former President Trump did much better in each category before Trump’s ban from the platform.
This fact is a strong indication that the former President received much larger support among Internet users, especially those who readily participate on platforms such as YouTube.
It remains possible that the current President enjoys the approval of a much higher margin among the U.S. citizens who are not active on online platforms.
Yet, some commentators think that the visible lack of Biden’s online supporters indicates a lack of the current President’s overall support among the American population.
These findings at least slightly raise suspicions about the fraud during the 2020 general election.