What Is Instagram Hiding?! HUGE Debate Sparked, Youtube CEO Responds, Barr VS Mueller, & France
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What Is Instagram Hiding?! HUGE Debate Sparked, Youtube CEO Responds, Barr VS Mueller, & France

Sup you beautiful bastards, hope you’re having a fantastic Wednesday Welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show and let’s just jump into it. Actually quick note for all you beautiful bastards that are constantly like man I love it when you do the really long videos. If you do not hit the like button on this video I will throat punch you, not really but don’t let the stress and tears coming from editor James be for nothing. and so with that said let’s just jump into it. The first thing we’re to talk about today An interesting social media news is we had Instagram announcing a test and that test will specifically hide the like count from photos and videos on Instagram in an effort to get people to focus on content rather than the number of likes. As far as who is going to be a part of this test, it’s going to begin this week and will only be rolled out in Canada It’s really interesting because obviously the like feature is a core element of the platform but you’ve also had people arguing that it’s actually had a negative impact on both the quality of the content and users mental health the head of Instagram Adam Maseri saying we want people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they’re getting on Instagram and spend a Bit more time connecting with the people they care about. The thing is this new move, this new test It’s not completely out of character for Instagram. If you don’t recall back in November of last year They had a different rollout and that specific task We saw Instagram de-emphasizing the follower accounts on profiles placing them off-center in a much smaller font It’s interesting looking on what the experts say on this because it’s partly mental health and then partly content quality, right? You have some people saying the content is less interesting because there’s almost like a formula for what is likable content and so there’s kind of this argument if you take away the the benefit for just Working in a formula the content will be more interesting and it adds to the stickiness of your app People are going to be you know, looking for more and more rather than going Oh, this is oh so much of the same thing but on the mental health side the chase for likes has also been linked to damaging perceptions of one’s self worth according to a 2017 report from the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK Instagram is the most detrimental Social networking app for young people’s mental health with Matt Carriger the author of the report saying that the app draws women to quote compare themselves against unrealistic largely curated filtered and photoshopped versions of reality There’s also a third element here that has not been talked about as much and I mean this it could be Devastating to a certain industry right now the test only hides the number of likes, right? So there’s a question of is are we looking at a total removal? Because if this is rolled out more broadly and likes in general are removed I mean this could massively change the influencer marketing industry and social media marketing in general so many people out there are buying Followers on Instagram and so many other platforms they bulk up their numbers whether it be for you know perceived self-worth or they’re trying to get sponsored because those follow are bought or in cases like mine and many kind of OG Creators you get a large number over a long period of time right even here on YouTube. We have more than six million subscribers well Yes around four million plus uniques will go to our videos over the course of let’s say like three to four weeks Our average expected daily audience is 1 to 1.5 million That’s because we accrued those subscribers over a long period of time and you know The real engagement that is always going to be different so if you remove one of the largest indicators of engagement The light is going to be so hard for agencies and marketers to feel secure and using a brand new influence and of known Instagram isn’t the only one looking at this kind of idea, for example Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was on stage back in April and he discussed what he would do differently if he launched Twitter now Dorsey said I don’t Think I would create likes in the first place and adding that. He also wouldn’t make the follower count as prominence And in fact, what is prototype at Twitter which is just the same word without vowels. It’s designed for testing new features it currently explores the idea of letting people read tweets and a tighter design without being distracted by likes and retweets if they want but The main point here is we may be seeing a shift in the online space regarding these kind of numbers I want to know your thoughts on this obviously if your influencer or a marketer I’d be fascinated in your thoughts regarding that English actually since the news is now spreading more and more We are seeing some massive Instagram influencers Like the the Logan polls of the world speak out about what they think they’re growing up being taught how much to love themselves Based on what other people think of them. It is so dangerous Yeah, and even even yo, even me, it’s like y’all post get gets less likes I’m like it did I do something wrong. Am I okay with myself? And yeah I think it’ll be so much healthier if people are more focused on what you’re posting rather than how many likes and comments It’s getting which of course is meaningful considering that he has over 15 point eight million followers But I think the far more interesting thing for me is how kind of everyday people see this shift for you when you’re using social Media whether you’re posting something. Are you consuming something does the number of likes matter to you? Does the act of acknowledge and kind of a tip of the hat the like button in general does what does that mean to you? although may be part of your reaction is similar to a larger influencer since Everyone kind of because of the way everything is developed is a content creator in some way Oh No interesting weird times and then let’s talk about we had the CEO of YouTube back in the news Susan Wojcicki as we mentioned the last Time we talked about her. We’re kind of just waiting for a new up to and we have now gotten that yesterday We saw Susan posting to the creators blog to address some of the complaints that she’s heard and talked about her focuses in 2019 She begins by talking about the necessary Trade-offs that YouTube has to weigh and balance when making decisions like back in February when there was a problem with pedophiles and comment sections I was brought into the spotlight YouTube responded by removing comments on any video that included young children which is he’s saying we did this to protect children from predatory comments with the exception of a small number of channels that have the Manpower needed to actively moderate their comments and take additional steps protect children which is you might remember we talked about in the past specifically around complaints from Colleen ballinger and special books by special kids about the Impact this has had on innocent channels and Susan says of all she understands the impact this has had She adds but in the end that was a trade-off we made because we feel protecting children on our platform should be the most important Guiding principle another example she brings up is after the Christchurch shooting when the YouTube tried to keep videos with violent imagery of the attack Off of a platform but while removing these videos they also removed some videos that did not violate the community guidelines like news and commentary Videos which were reinstated after an appeal then she addresses supporting creators a topic which he says has helped when she sat down and talked Creators like Korea grandma mostly saying Shane Dawson James Charles Collins and Devin T Ethan and Ella Klein and Sophia Nygaard dear Susan starts by addressing one of the most mentioned youtuber topics Monetization and what makes something ineligible for it? and here she says they’re hoping to improve this by making the actual guidelines more detailed to help creators make decisions that could affect their Chance of getting D monetize n brings up complaints about what makes it to the trending page which of course is something that is constantly brought up but especially when you have like the PewDiePie’s or the Shane Dawson’s of the world putting out a video that just blows out right sometimes six or twelve times Things that are on the trending page yet Somehow it’s not on trending it SEL regarding their Susan says one thing to keep in mind is that trending is meant to show content That a wide range of viewers would find interest in so we’re especially careful about the safety of these videos and we ensure they don’t contain profanity or mature content then going on to say Eligible videos are then ranked based on a calculation of their quote temperature or rather how quickly that video is generating views But I’m going on to say that moving forward they want at least half of the videos on trending to come from a diverse set Of youtubers and the rest be kind of your music and traditional media She then goes on to talk about manual copyright claims at a complaint that many have had where Entire video will be copyright claim for just seconds of content and here there are just numerous examples large and small creator alike Someone may be kind of like sort of sings something in the background They get hit with a copyright claim and sometimes after an appeal that can be reversed But I mean you have to think about the number of smaller creators that are probably being preyed on Regarding this susan says we were already looking into this issue but hearing this directly from creators was vitally our exploring improvements and striking the right balance between copyright owners and creators and then with jiske address complaints that some creators are being harassed by others saying while criticism from fellow creators can Be constructive any threats or doxxing crosses the line such behavior is already prohibited by our policies But stay tuned as we will do more to discourage this from happening on the platform Which kind of brings up the question mark of are we going to see? Somewhat of a smack down on our existing commentary community, which has just been blowing up that’s not saying that the entire commentary community is is Toxic and there daxing everyone obviously when anything becomes the focus there’s a big question of well Where is YouTube going to say the line? see also It would just be addressing the passing of the EU CD with article 13 now 17 specifically how there is still hope to impact the way that the laws are rolled out saying that this is not the end and in The final section would just key talks about improving communication It’s including adding new features to the YouTube studio beta and the update of Community Guidelines strike system that they rolled out back in February That includes more details on the reason for key to strike and ultimately as far as my opinion on this one I do think that it is good. That susan is taking a more active role in speaking out to the community I mean that both with these blogs as well as reaching out creators also glad that appears that she is reaching out to the Ethan and ela Cline’s of the community since I feel like they might go even further and deeper and more critical regarding her last point about Updates and more details if I were to make a creator request I would love if they also had an indicator icon for when a video is being suppressed when I say suppressed I mean when a video because of the content, it doesn’t pop up and recommend it It doesn’t pop up on the front page YouTube constantly defends itself by saying that you know if a video gets D monetized where that doesn’t mean we’re suppressing and while technically accurate because Technically there are two different systems It is a very weak defense and having more details around why video will not pop up in the places that so many people now Consume that content where they’ve been trained to click that content I’d be immensely helpful for I think a good number of people but then also specifically for this channel because it feels like we’re often Penalized because we’re talking about very serious hard to deal with situation, but that’s where I’ll leave that one. Of course I’d love to know your thoughts about her reaction and response and her words in general on any of the topics that she addressed Yeah, let me know what you’re thinking in those comments down below But from that I want to share some stuff I love today and today an awesome brought to you by post mates and post DeFranco compost mates If you don’t know well one welcome to the show until post mates is of course the fantastic delivery on-demand service that makes your life so much easier you Want something from the store your favorite restaurant? You need ice or drinks for a party or whatever you’re doing. Boom You open up the app? 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There you go the first bit of Awesome today is a selfie shout-out kind of every now and then I get a number of messages saying Phil we Missed the personal side or either kind of you talking about something that’s not new is connecting in that way So I wanted to say for those were not aware. That’s actually how recently I’ve been using my Instagram Instagram coms last Philly DeFranco I highly recommend you follow me there if you’re interested in any of the personal stuff I also we’ve been testing kind of more some newsy stuff, but it’s not really about that I don’t really share that part of my life on most anywhere else. Yeah, it’s been really fun It’s also I feel like the most positive place that I post which makes me happy. Yeah number of likes existing or not Go follow me over at Philly to Franco. Then we got the teaser trailer for new episodes of Veronica Mars Got the season 3 trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale, which I’ll ask for people that watched season 2. Is it worth continuing? I love the first season I tried to get through the first episode of season 2 But I felt like everything was taking twice as long as it was probably necessary But yeah, I’d love to hear from you on that Then we will deke coming off the success of his earth music video giving us his earth tutorial on the problem We’ve Guinness World Records giving us a video on the largest female feat which I feel like is gonna have a different Audience than they’re expecting what I mean is it might not just be people super pumped about we’re old records. Yeah It’s each their own though. Yeah how to make everything gave us Can you melt? Dragonglass and cast an obsidian X you know that common question We got the honest trailer for a Pokemon in the first movie and the final bit of awesome. It is subversive You’re not familiar ditto. 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It appears that you can also Consummate some relationships with crew members the two moments I was like even though I don’t know who the hell these people are I have to throw some money one what the narrator says in the first twenty seconds that I can’t include in this video because I’m definitely gonna get hit if I include it and two, even though I love the franchise that Mass Effect shape and Different colored Endings if you want to see the full versions of everything I just shared the secret link of the day really anything at all links as always are in the description down below and then let’s start about what the hell Happened in Paris today before fully diving into it We need to talk about the yellow vest movement in general which of course we’ve talked about before but it has been a while so Just to give you a quick little refresher the yellow vest protest started back in November They were initially to fight against proposed fuel tax and while all of these protests started out peaceful some did turn violent with cars being burned windows being shattered and according to AP at least four deaths were linked to the protest and after about three weeks of people taking to the streets French president Emmanuel macron caved and Scrapped the fuel tax lot yellow vests are still fighting mcrawlins economic policy They believe that their president is out of touch with ordinary people and is protecting a wealthy class over a lower and middle-class citizens Specifically saying they want higher taxes on wealthy people lower Taxes for workers and pensioners and they want more public spending that would benefit the working class in France Some also want mcrawlins a resign and are pushing for the country to hold early elections so that he can be voted out soon but with that said What does the rest of France thing well back when the movement started and it was at its peak around two-thirds of French citizens were In support of the protest but support for the movement is declined poll at the end of February said that over half of French citizens Believe that the yellow vests protest should end but still that’s not to say that many people in France do not have problems with macron At the lowest his approval rating was just 23% And right now it is only around third also to peers He’s still trying to appease the vest just last week he proposed a five billion euro tax cut for lower and working classes by some protesters may not see this move as enough which actually Brings us to today He saw thousands of people participate in May Day Demonstrations and protests in Paris French interior ministry said about 28 thousand people turned out but news outlets like France 24 and other labor groups and unions that the number was as high as 40,000 for those who aren’t familiar with May Day May Day demonstrations are common because May first is International Workers day throughout history labour and socialist groups have held rallies on May 1st in France specifically It’s actually a public holiday where there are annual marches to defend workers rights unfortunately these protests turned violent Which I will note violence at May Day protests in Europe is actually pretty common but this year authorities knew that the situation could be Worse than usual knows because in addition to the yellow vests There are also warnings a 2000 black cloth protesters would be present and the black bloc is often described as a far left Anarchist group both the yellow vests and the black bloc’s clashed with the police officers We saw car windows smashed small fires started. We saw protesters throwing rocks and other objects at police 7,400 officers were reportedly deployed in Paris right now at least 200 arrests have been made Officers also allegedly used tear gas to control the large crowds officers also reportedly took preventative measures before the protest searching over 12,000 bags a word 580 local shops and businesses to close for the day police have also been urging peaceful protesters to break away from the violence so that They can intervene which I will say is an important note to hit on because I think that you know when these things go wrong Because you can have this peaceful protest But obviously the cameras will go to the people destroying stuff and it becomes very easy Even on a subconscious level to just associate the entire thing with damage destruction violence. Also a big note here Is that these May Day protests weren’t just happening in Paris Reportedly there were 230 other protests all around France and except for Paris the rest reportedly remained peaceful Also, we saw protests popping up all over Europe and around the globe in Sweden We saw reports of protesters allegedly through cobblestones at police although here reportedly that was because they were being blocked from a neo-nazi rally that they were upset received approval to have a made a Mark, then in Russia, we saw reports of over 100 people being detained from demonstration 68 alone were in st Petersburg where people were calling for a fairer election process Italy we saw two protesters and a police officer being injured there He had people demonstrating against a high-speed railway being built between Italy and France, but also a thing to keep in mind These are just some examples. This was far more widespread But with all that said I’d love to know your thoughts on the May Day demonstrations Specifically what’s happening in France? Also, if you’re one of the beautiful bastards part of DeFranco nation you live in France or around France What’s it like there – your personal thoughts on this movement? Yeah, of course let me know what you’re thinking in those comments down below and then let’s try and talk about and consolidate all this news that we’re Getting around special counsel, Robert Muller and Attorney General William ball So it’s been a little while since we talked about this But the redacted version of Muller’s two-year investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election was released to the public on April 18 But a large part of what we’re gonna be talking about today actually goes back to March 24 And that is when Attorney General William bar sent a four-page summary of the report to Congress We covered bars letter on the show in the past but kind of a quick TL DR takeaway row that Muller did not find that Donald Trump or anyone in his campaign conspired with Russian officials to interfere in the election and to that Muller did not reach a conclusion As to whether or not Trump obstructed justice leaving it up to Barr to decide an obstruction happened which he concluded it did not because he believed there was not enough evidence and I mentioned that because yesterday the Washington Post reported that they’d reviewed a letter Muller sent a bar on March 27 right in the timing is important because this is three days after bar summary was sent to Congress and this letter poorly side that Bar summary of the report conclusion did not accurately capture molars work and created public confusion about the results of the investigation And Mahler’s letter to Barre was released to the public this morning So we’re gonna take a look at that in the letter to bar Muller writes a summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released To the public late in the afternoon of March 24th did not fully capture the context nature and substance of this offices work and conclusion Continuing there is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation this threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the special counts to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigation well They’re also saying that he sent barre a redacted version of the introductions and executive summaries of both volumes of his report the first volume Detailing Russian interference and a second detailing possible obstruction of justice and writing that while Barr was reviewing the full report you should still release the already redacted introductions in summary stating that the release of those documents quote would alleviate the Misunderstandings that have arisen and would answer congressional and public questions about the nature and outcome of our investigation Reportedly the day after Muller sent the letter He and Barr spoke on the phone regarding the situation a Justice Department spokesperson Carrie Cooper describing the call in a statement saying that Muller did not believe that anything Barr said was quote inaccurate or misleading Saying that Muller quote expressed frustration over the lack of context and the resulting media coverage regarding the special counsels obstruction analysis Also saying that bar and talked about releasing the introductions and executive summaries But bar ultimately determined that it would not be Productive to release the report in piecemeal fashion port early the next day bar sent a letter to Congress Reiterating that his initial letter was not intended to be a summary of the report and only stated Muller’s main conclusions Just so we understand here basically a mother’s argument Isn’t that bar line rather that bar? created a narrative that didn’t provide enough context on the obstruction debate that was spread around by the media for almost a month before the public’s our the report and so You know now we have kind of three things. We have the report that was made available to the public We have bars four pages. We now have Mona’s letters We’re gonna try to unpack some of the statements that bar has made that could use some more contacts per Muller’s letters as we noted before the first section of the report investigated Russian interference in the election and as you might have seen Barr gave a press conference before the full report was released and during That he repeated many of the things that he said in the four page summary that he put out in March He said the report had not proven that the president obstructed justice and that there was no evidence of collusion Also defending the fact that he had gone farther than the report does and cleared Trump of obstruction and this statement is true mothers report Did conclude that Trump and his campaign did not conspire with Russia However, Muller had a more nuanced take on the subject than just quote. No collusion And this is partly because collusion is not a legal term the actual charges conspiracy Which Muller did not find enough evidence of to prosecute and when you look at the full context of the section on the Trump campaign? ties to Russia It says the investigation also identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign adding up the investigation Establish that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a trump presidency and work to secure that outcome and that the campaign expected it Would benefit electoral II from information stolen and released through Russian efforts but adding the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or Coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activity. Which on that no the investigation also looked into the hacking of the DNC in the release of the hacked information through a wiki Li and there it said that Trump asked those close to him to find Clinton’s deleted email writing after candidate Trump stated on July 27th 2016 that he hoped Russia would quote find the 30,000 emails that are missing Trump asked individuals affiliated with his campaign to find the deleted Clinton email Whoever MOA did not find any evidence that Trump or anyone associated with his campaign Coordinated the release with WikiLeaks Muller also looked at the connections between people close to Trump and their ties to Russia including a detailed rundown of the Trump Tower meeting, but again ultimately could not find enough evidence to back up a conspiracy chart which brings us to the second part of the report focused on whether or Not actions taken by the president towards the Russia investigation could be considered obstruction of job Aarav Horace said that the report did not come to a final conclusion And so he took it upon himself to clear the president which of course brings us to the questions Well line doesn’t the report actually clear him. And what does it actually say in bars for page summary? It included this quote from the Muller report while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime It also does not exonerate whoever it’s been pointed out that bar did not provide the full context of this quote in Muller’s report the full excerpt states the evidence we obtained about the president’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional Prosecutorial judgment at the same time if we had confidence after a thorough investigation Of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice We would so state based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, which we’re going to touch on in a second We are unable to reach that judgment accordingly while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime It also does not exonerate and the report itself lays out multiple instances, that could have been obstruction of justice Including Trump reportedly trying to get former director of the FBI James Comey to drop the investigation Which Comey did not Trump reportedly trying to get Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his refusal and get him back on the Russia Investigation which sessions did not do from firing come from purportedly directing former White House Counsel done began to fire Muller Which he ended up just choosing to resign instead Trump reportedly tried to prevent the disclosure of Trump Jr’s Involvement in the Trump Tower meeting and Trump in his team reportedly urging people not to quote flip for the investigation and in every instance Muller avoids coming to a conclusion on whether an action is or is not obstruction of justice which gets us closer to one of the key things that I said we were gonna touch on right why I said multiple times because Muller did not reach a conclusion It was up to Barr himself to decide if Trump committed obstruction of justice and during bars Press conference before the full report was released He was asked if Muller had actually intended for Congress rather than the Attorney General to determine if Trump had obstructed justice Which Barr responded by telling reporters special counsel Muller did not indicate that his purpose was to leave the decision to Congress But it turns out that is actually not true in fact Muller explicitly outlines legal and constitutional arguments explaining of the power to decide whether or not Trump obstructed justice is left to Congress with the report stating that this decision is Not the job of either the special counsel or attorney general Barr and while it makes two key arguments here to back up this claim first he points out that Congress has the ability to apply obstruction laws to sitting presidents under the Constitutional system of checks and balances and this is one of the key things that Muller hit on It’s Robert Mullins believe that because of current Department of Justice policies He is prohibited. He is vented from charging a sitting president especial consul dives into this a little more regarding Congress right and we concluded that Congress has authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the Administration of justice another argument that Muller makes is quote the Constitution does not Categorically and permanently immunize a president for obstructing justice and he combines these arguments to say that giving the president immunity quote would seriously impair Congress’s power to enact laws It’s what Muller is saying here is that it would in fact be? constitutional to apply obstruction laws to trump if Congress were to find that he did obstruct justice that’s important now because that is a claim that is in direct opposition of bars Loras repeatedly argued during his time as Attorney General and in fact before his appointment that the Muller Investigation was overstepping and that Trump could not be charged with obstruction of justice However, Muller’s report and findings mean the bar doesn’t actually have the authority to make this decision instead that goes to Congress which Brings us to all the updates around the story that’s happening today that we can’t even get to as a recording this video today we had Barr testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding that I’ll link to video of a livestream as well as just several places where This was being covered, you know as far as a final reaction to all of this I mean a big chunk of this for me ultimately boils down to net result politics like many others I think we should be incredibly concerned about Russia’s efforts to interfere in our election process But the current makeup of Congress the level of partisanship that we have seen over I mean the past two years but really the past 10 years makes me think that this situation does not further develop or get more Negative for Trump or his administration so I don’t really know where it all goes from here But with all that said regarding the comparing and contrasting what we know now I’d love to know your thoughts so much of this happened while I was out I’ve been really interested to know your thoughts on this and also keep in mind due to time limitations We’re not talking about every single aspect of this but but some of the concerning pieces. Yeah, I’d love to hear from you That’s where we’re going to end. Today’s show And remember if you like this video you want to support the channel take a second hit that like button also if you’re new here You want to be filled in more consistently be sure to hit that subscribe button also If you know 100% filled in if you missed yesterday’s philip defranco show the last deep-diving clicker tap right there or can check out all the other stories that we haven’t covered on the show over a rogue rocket comm But with that said, of course as always, my name’s philip. Defranco. You’ve just been phill’d in I love yo faces, and I’ll see you tomorrow

100 thoughts on “What Is Instagram Hiding?! HUGE Debate Sparked, Youtube CEO Responds, Barr VS Mueller, & France

  1. Thoughts and prayers to Editor James
    , and here are those timecodes:
    Instagram Tests Hiding Likes (0:20), YouTube CEO Addresses Concerns (4:18), TIA (8:53), May Day Protests (11:55), Controversy Around Barr’s Summary (15:29)

  2. I'd rather have Instagram to make it users to clearly state if the post was sponsored and also if photo was heavily edited

  3. 15:47 wait wait wait you're telling me the attorney general only had to submit a FOUR page summary! Just about every college student has had to write a ten page essay about some topic we don't care about but the attorney general only had to submit 4 pages. All that research and work concluded to 4 pages. You got to be fucking joking 😑😑😑

  4. I don’t know why YouTube “picks” trending videos at all. It should be purely based on the community, and if they want to block “unfriendly” content, that should be available as part of YouTube Kids

  5. I don't like photos on instagram, surprisingly it has curated quiet obviously that what photos I open instead of like I don't like photos. I will if it is a friends photo about their life as its cool and to me its like sending a text saying nice or congrats. I would be more than okay if the like button disappears my concern is how do we understand why a video is on trending. Understanding trending page to me should always be transparent…

  6. what, i need a moment after i just saw a clip of logan paul where he makes a coherrent statement i can agree with, fml

  7. Susan Wojcicki's words are just empty bullshit. She says they're trying their best to listen to creators, and that hearing the issues from the creator was vital. Fuck off, they literally ignore any concerns from almost every creator until fans start spamming them. A right balance between copyright holders and creators? YouTube kisses up to copyright holders while literally not giving a shit about content creators who even spent money on the licensing problems. Seriously, fuck Susan Wojcicki and fuck YouTube. If not for creators, this shitty platform would've died long ago.

  8. Subverse stole the name from Tim Pool. Anyone who donates to that game is going to lose their money in the lawsuit that was filed

  9. Im from Canada and they just rolled out the new instagram changes. I don't understand how it improves anything, but also don't know how their algorithms work. On a personal, person by person case, it seems silly. Note: I'm not an influencer or anything, just random insta user.

  10. "Did I do something wrong?"

    Yes Logan Paul, you filmed a suicide victim in the Aokighara Forest.

  11. Has anyone else noticed how horrendously slashed into pieces the poor butchered notifications tab has been lately?

  12. I live in Canada and I’ll tell you, this whole like thing really sucks. I run a couple meme pages where likes are very important. How am I supposed to know if people enjoy my memes if there’s no like button? Also, why is Canada being the test dummy when we don’t even have Instagram Music yet??

  13. The only time I worry about how many likes I get is if a bad post I put up gets more likes than a good post I put up. It's a little frustrating but I don't care that much 😂 I post whatever I feel like sharing ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  14. I am told the French people want Macron head cut off Like Louis the 16 got! You did ask me so there you go!

  15. Joos don't even have to put fluoride in the water and xanax in their meals, fucking social media Jewish propaganda, ever since those white faggy Europeans got charity they've been raping countries.

  16. Omg season 2 Handmaids tale was SO HARD to watch I don’t know what was going on in the writers room. It just turned into a lame wife vs baby mama drama with like nonsensical character motivation. I am not planning on watching season 3, I dont need that frustration in my life haha

  17. I’m Canadian. Im loving that Instagram got rid of how many likes pics have. I hope they keep it like that! Better yet, they should get rid of showing how many followers people have.

  18. I find Facebook way worse for mental health, I have to deactivate it from time to time just to give myself a break from the toxicity.

  19. To me…the like button is like…giving you a throat punch for an awesome video…But, really the number of likes/dislikes means nothing to me personally, and doesn't sway me either way when I'm watching something.

  20. I think hiding the likes is great. I'm in Canada and have been using the update for a week or so. The content feels like more of a focus where before the number below it was distracting. Users can still see their own like count if they want to have that gratification but they don't have to worry about what other people see and can be happy just posting better images/content.

  21. I wish people would consider how devastating this would be for artists. We depend on likes and comments to get sponsors and get noticed. I hope this doesn’t screw us over like the algorithm does now.😞

  22. It sounds really amazing and exciting- the idea of not seeing how many people liked, or viewed, or favorited on whichever platform. You could just focus on what you're making and put your all into it, because either way the end effect is the same. It's nice to get positive feedback but whether it's a lot or a little, it can seriously throw off a groove for people who crave approval and have difficulty knowing what they want to put into the world or who they believe they are.

    It feels kind of peaceful the idea of being able to work hard on something and throwing it into the void. Knowing people will see it, it exists, but also it doesn't matter how many see it. I don't know how to explain.

    It's not anonymity or lack of, it's just the freedom of living up to concepts of expectations or a desire for positive attention? Idk

    Like… An artist really wants exposure when it comes to their art -aaa I'll think about this more.

    Anyhow yeah though

    Gnight LMAO

  23. In regards to insta; I like to post, especially recently, photos of things like flowers and scenery, animals. No one really cares. I still post them because I like it, but people like what they like no matter what you do.

  24. So like we’re gonna forget that Instagram is basically a magazine but about ourselves? Like anyone gonna grab their pitchfork over the billions of photoshopped magazine photos shoved down our throats all the time?

  25. I'm in Canada, and I LOVE the feature to remove how many likes you have. I think it is bringing back a human element to Instagram. I was pretty much sick of IG and purposely stopped spending time on it, and at the same time they added this feature. I think they are being smart and listening to real human user feedback. In terms of influencer marketing, you can still see how many likes your photo gets. It's similar to your YouTube analytics. Only you know your audience, where your clicks come from, etc.. and you would show that to a potential client just as you do with YouTube deals. Thanks for the great content as always Philly D!

  26. w̸͚̄a̴͚͆i̴̥͗t̴̤̑i̶̛͚n̶͊͜g̷̻̒ ̷͈̓f̸͎͘ǫ̵͐r̵̢̉ ̷̣̔y̷͎̽o̷̮͝ù̵͔ ̸̤̑ says:

    You’re going to hide my likes!? I’m an artist! I need to see what people like seeing from me! unless I can still see them cause I have a business insta. I couldn’t careless about my personal insta. I want people to like my art not how I look.

  27. If likes are based off of my personal self worth… it is low and at a 2 out of millions. But then again… I'm closer to #1 than most! 😀

  28. As a musician I think Likes is a helpful metric for judging what content is popular. If they kept the like function and hid the like count on the front end but kept it viewable in analytics then that wouldn't be as catastrophic.

  29. Maybe something instagram can implement is allowing individuals chose if they would like to publicly display their likes and followers. I feel like that would work for me because I feel like I'd be more happier on the app without the pressures of likes and followers. But on the other hands, celebs/influencers/anyone who wants to, can still chose to display the likes on their posts and the number of followers they have.

    It could be something they implement in their privacy settings (like how you can chose to be public/private).

    Idk. That's just the best win-win situation I can think of.

  30. I generally like you and I have no fucking clue how many followers or likes you get. For products though, likes do matter. However I don't buy shit cause others did. I buy shit because I want/need it, but the popular version of whatever it is does take precedent though.

  31. Trending shouldn't be based on anything but how many views the video is getting in how much time. That's what trending means. Simple calculation. Views per hour. Update every hour. Problem solved

  32. Mayday demonstrations are something so of course. Its for the working class to show themselves and to make themselves visible to parliment. Every 1 May. /Swede

  33. So it's up to the people to let people know do an individual with now online accounts are fake and people who are on their usually fake even though there's filters for every kind of picture on there how about we make each individual conscientious on what's real or not instead of having to control and dictate everything they do

  34. I think that your aversion to violence against an oppressive conservative, capitalist state is sad, Phil. It's something I can't abide.
    Violence is necessary, moving forward with our society, and protests will always turn violent when they are ignored, and we have been ignored for a very, very long time.
    It's time to stop pretending.

  35. Id say as a normie on sns I dont care that much about the number of likes – I care about who's seeing my stuff. But as someone who used to write online, I would say the feedback and lack thereof in writing online definitely contributed to my passive falling out of the community. I don't write anymore. So for content creators its definitely an important factor.

  36. I only have a hobby-centric IG, no personal one. I do use like counts as a gage of how my content is being received (what posts are people enjoying most) and how many other people in my small niche hobby I'm able to connect with. It really has no bearing on my self worth. Honestly it's great not posting selfies and trying to make my life look more interesting. Instead, I focus on one element of my life that I enjoy.

  37. I think logan paul has a really astute, mature take on this situation

    shoots self in the head 20 times

  38. I'm a photographer.
    I post on Tumblr, and I don't have a huge following (1K) For me having 'likes' simply means that my photos are being seen by a wider audience which is the reason I post in the first place.
    I'm sure that for other people, posting other things, it's very different. But personally, although I don't actually post for 'likes', when I get them and a photo is very well received, it's obviously gratifying.
    However I don't base my self worth, or my talent as a photographer, on that reception. If it goes down well, then awesome. If it doesn't? I'll probably reblog it later, at a different time, so that a wider audience can see it.
    I think it's very different for people posting for other reasons, though, and I can see how damaging it can be (especially to far younger creators) to put something out there and get a very low number of likes. For that, and for no other reason, I'd welcome a platform that doesn't do that.

  39. the "id love to hear from you" comment farming is a little too strong this episode. Love your show, I dont love the comment farming.

  40. It sounds like in Sweden they only threw rocks at police is because they wouldn’t let them throw them at the neonazis.

  41. How many of those so-called protesters, who were setting fires and destroying things, were actually government agents who were being used to taint the entire movement! That's one of the main questions that you need to ask yourself! How many of them were plants, either manipulated or paid by the government, to turn public opinion against the movement! People, it happens all the time both there and other places around the world! Open your eyes! #QAnon

  42. Regarding all the Instagram likes, people will find a way. there are third-party apps that track all these likes and stuff so it stands to reason with someone who truly cares about it they're going to find a way to keep track of it.

  43. I don't care about numbers of likes but i really like to see who else (out of people i follow) liked the post. I hope it will still be there.

  44. They want to remove the ways people have to interact with content, so that the only thing left to police is the content itself. Think of all the "scandals" where controversial posts or videos get hundreds of thousands of views, likes, etc. proving that people actually do care about the things tech companies say they don't care about. They want to minimize grassroots movements.

  45. Likes, views, reblogs and followers matter to me only because I'm a small artist just trying to gain traction. I'm trying to make a living man.

  46. 4:40 Correction… ya know that little brainwashed kid named desmon is amazing…the 11 y/o tranny, funny how his comments are still up.

  47. I'm actually quite impressed with Logan Paul recently. Seems like he's maturing super fast and putting his energy in positive areas. Good on him.

  48. I like the reddit approach where we have both up and down vote delegated as "karma points". fuck this removal of the like button.
    I can see the points though.

  49. The thing that bugs me the most about likes on Instagram not being shown is that, as a hairstylist with a page specifically for my business… i want to see what my followers like seeing. If they prefer simple colours or dramatic changes..

  50. Gosh as a yellow vest since the begining. Violence comes from the police here. 15 people lost their eyes and 4 their hands, plus one death due to police. So it's not about being peaceful or not. It's about defending yourself or not.

  51. yeah just like her other completely biased removals… "wide range of viewers would find interesting" yeah cause i totally want to watch some over the top fool rambling and cooking poptarts, trending is absolutely a joke it took congratulations over 30 mill views to get on trending…. like wot…

    god she needs to be removed. Youtube needs to take a more active roll in these false claims. They need to step in and say and lay down the fair use law. Small channels really get hurt.

  52. You wanna improve your mental health? Don't use shitty social media applications, especially if you're emotionally underdeveloped.

    6:20 Oh great, we're bringing affirmative action (discrimination) to YouTube now. I'm disgusted.

  53. My question is were the Logan Pauls of the world speaking out before? Is this a case of Do what I say not what I do? A bit of hypocrisy like Trump claiming to close tax loopholes that without would have reduced his wealth to a fraction what he claims to have.
    Just skeptically convenient to demonize something one willingly used themselves Logan has the fame and fortune but the best way to protect its value is make it harder and take more effort for anyone else to achieve. So genuine concern or strategic defense? 🤔

  54. Phil this is precisely why I don't hit the like button regardless of your pleas and guilt I might feel. Instead I leave you my thoughts as requested believing them more genuine and meaningful than a mere 👍. I hope they're seen and taken as such.

  55. I'm all for this! Literally all for it! Make social media in general real again. It's sickening! I know so many people holding themselves back because their scared that people won't like their content based on LIKES. I always have way more insight engagement than the actual number of likes on ig. Example.. My last post got 162 likes and 9 comments but 1,750 of my followers clicked the link. People don't understand that behind the scenes is way more important than what people see on the outside. I think this would fix that.

  56. Thoughts on yellow vest vs. occupy movements – at least yellow veststers have points/policies to which they’re in favor. Occupy just had a list of complaints.

  57. I love the new instagram update! I stopped posting on Instagram a couple months ago but after the update I’ve posted a bunch!

  58. I only look at the likes and shares because I want to know how my friends liked or felt about something I posted if I get extra likes, that is great, but it really doesn't matter that much to me. Social media has always been about staying connected for me, Especially when I was at University halfway across the country. I have a few FB groups for my friends that I curate, the likes let me know if I should post more of the same stuff or try something different. Same with Instagram I like to let friends and family see what I am up to , but people do have a point about kids linking their self worth with likes and re-tweets. I don't think that removing those features is the ONLY way to solve that issue, but if it does get removed for the sake of mental health, I will be okay with that.

  59. People, don't forget Muelle was actually the guy behind the Iraqi WMD lie too – just for some context of who this guy is…. actual video proof https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4719428/mueller-testifies-iraqs-wmds

  60. Hiding likes is stupid and seems prone to eventual abuse. Same with Youtube casually considering removing likes/dislikes.

  61. SHOUT OUT TO EDITOR JAMES!! I've been watching Philip DeFranco for a really long time. If I could meet your parents right now, I'd have to start off with. "I'm a huge fan of your work. You're son is a kick ass editor." Just like the other 6.4 million subscribers who can back me up on this. (If you've been around like I'm assuming) You're such an intrical part of one of the best and most successful channels on YouTube. Nothing is better than being able to scroll through an the Philly-De-verse. Yah know like catching up on the lastest/most dependable/stick-to-it-ness scheduled videos man.Every one watches these videos and leaves feeling informed. When it cuts to different products you don't feel the need to skip the graphics. All while being as close to unbiased as a news source can be. You can trust me on this. I've been watching for years and this is the first time I've left a comment (and not simply read through).

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