YouTube Responds To Critics Of Affirmation With 'Conversion Therapy' Disinformation
The Trevor Project puts a thumb on the opinion scales
Recently, podcaster Stephanie Winn talked to Australian journalist Bernard Lane about a number of topics he follows at Gender Clinic News. During one segment, they discussed the ongoing efforts of the trans lobby to criminalize any and all questioning of a child’s ‘gender identity’ pronouncements under the rubric of ‘conversion therapy.’ (You can watch the full video interview here.)
As a result, YouTube algorithms placed an advisory underneath the video, inserting disinformation from an organization that champions the universal, one-size-fits-all ‘affirmation’ model. “Conversion therapy, sometimes referred to as ‘reparative therapy,’ is any of several dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” the added message from the Trevor Project says, as if those were exactly the same thing.
A brief look at their website will make it obvious why the Trevor Project is so dismissive of parents, therapists, and clinicians who question whether children need sex changes as minors. Billing itself as “the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth,” the Trevor Project relies on the suicide myth of ‘trans kids’ for its bread and butter. Can’t have people discussing their profitable nonprofit extortion racket in the open, now, can they?
YouTube’s algorithm has done this to Stephanie before. For example, when she appeared with detransitioners before an Oregon legislative committee to testify against legislation that would criminalize her profession, YouTube automatically added the Trevor Project’s gaslighting message underneath:
Here is the same message under a Benjamin Boyce video about the grating insanity of ‘transphobic genital preferences.’ Apparently the Trevor Project is worried that kids might ‘convert’ into happy, healthy gay and lesbian adults rather than de-sexing themselves as minors.
As far as I can tell, these disinformation advisories are only showing up for users in North America, but the message is being shown on content from abroad. For example, here they are doing it to the LGB Alliance under a video about putting a stop to “the new conversion therapy” that tells LGB kids they are in the wrong body:
Here is the Trevor Project trying to disinform listeners of The Queen’s Speech podcast as Clive Owen and Dennis Kavanaugh rubbish ‘conversion therapy’ nonsense:
They have also done it to Dennis Kavanaugh and GBNews when he debunked the ‘conversion therapy’ ban proposed in the UK:
Of course, the Trevor Project isn’t convincing critics of ‘gender identity’ and the pediatric transition craze that they are wrong. Their message is only ever effective on the neutral observer or the true believer who needs reassurance that they are really on ‘the right side of history’ when they cheer for sterilizing young lesbian and gay people. It is therefore unlikely to move the public opinion needle even a tiny bit in their direction, but we still should not ignore a major media monopoly trying to put its thumb on the scale for an organization that thrives on the emotional extortion of society.
Whenever we see this message under a video, we should click the three dots on the right to “send feedback” and tell them what we think about it. Concerned Americans should discuss it with their congressional representatives. Detransitioners might consider adding algorithmic disinformation to their list of issues. At the very least, YouTube and the Trevor Project can and should be held accountable by history for the harm they have promoted.
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