Last year, CNN infamously threatened an individual who claimed to create a silly meme that was re-posted by President Donald Trump on his Twitter account. CNN threatened to post his public information so he could be shamed and targeted unless he groveled and apologized for a harmless joke.
That was just the beginning of CNN morphing from a shameless fake news propaganda operation into a hostile terrorist entity using defamation and blackmail to handicap their competition and detractors. Their latest attempt is an alarmist article titled, "Exclusive: YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels."
The article's clear intent was to libel CNN's competitors by associating them with North Korea and the Ku Klux Klan and reads in part: "Ads from over 300 companies and organizations — including tech giants, major retailers, newspapers and government agencies — ran on YouTube channels promoting white nationalists, Nazis, pedophilia, conspiracy theories and North Korean propaganda, a CNN investigation has found."
CNN contacted corporations such as Adidas (ADDDF), Amazon (AMZN), Cisco (CSCO), Facebook (FB), Hershey (HSY), Hilton (HLT), LinkedIn, Mozilla, Netflix (NFLX), Nordstrom (JWN) and Under Armour (UA) with the misleading information to prompt them to create pressure on YouTube in order to censor their competition.
YouTube is more than happy to comply with the censorship, although CNN complains that they aren't implementing it fast enough.
"We have partnered with our advertisers to make significant changes to how we approach monetization on YouTube with stricter policies, better controls and greater transparency," a YouTube spokesperson said in a press release.