Because just now I went to watch a ContraPoints video and, I shit you not, got a 4 minute long Ben Shapiro ad video about the horrors of Intersectionality and how the left is trying to curb your free speech. Luckily I could skip it (after being forced to watch a few seconds!!), and I flagged it as irrelevant too. It has left a very bad taste in my mouth though.
It can’t be pure coincidence that Ben Shapiro showed up on an ad before a ContraPoints video (especially after her recent takedown of him). Some right-wing group had to have paid Google to show this ad in front of her videos, or to show it to people who Google’s algorithm has marked as politically left-leaning. And Google either just went along with it, or couldn’t be bothered to vet it. And since you have to watch at least a few seconds of any ad that’s even more fucked up in my book. I was already worried about the world’s slide back towards fascism, and that they can do this to opposing viewpoints really has me on edge.
I can’t even imagine what it would be like for a transgender individual to have to sit through and watch 15 seconds of fucking Ben Shapiro without prior warning (For those who don’t know, he is an alt-right talk show host who is very anti-trans).
Makes me glad I run Adblock on PC, should really download it on my phone though.