I’m adding to MusicTechPolicy’s excellent article on how YouTube appears to be directly appealing to teens and pre-teens via YouTube to oppose Article 13. Since MTP published this story we found this slideshow. It provides YouTubers and YouTube channels with false facts and instructs them on how to spread misinformation on social media. The slides also contain links to memes, jpgs and gifs, that appear to be created in house at YouTube. Why do we think this? Someone forgot to anonymize all the download links and the metadata indicates most digital assets were uploaded by a Marc Hertz. We don’t know this person works for YouTube. But according to LinkedIn someone named Marc Hertz is in charge of all the editorial content for Youtube including the YouTube Creators blog.
What are the odds? We reached out to Marc Hertz for comment but received no response.
Read more on the Music Tech Policy.
Google uses YouTube to recruit children into their lobbying effort against Article 13.