Multiple conservative YouTubers with substantial followings received the same email from CBS
Source: National File
CBS has been sending out emails asking for an audience with all high-profile conservative commentators on YouTube this week, purporting the interviews to be part of a documentary about “political commentators online.”
The emails all seem to read, “Hello- My name is Justin Sherman and I am a freelance producer working with CBS News Originals team on a documentary about political commentators online.”
The emails further state that CBS is “hoping to ask about” topics such as “gaining a platform on YouTube,” “benefits the platform can provide,” “issues with the platform,” and “voices being banned from YouTube.”
Young conservative commentators such as Nick Fuentes, Faith Goldy, and Brittany Pettibone appear to be of particular interest to CBS.
YouTube channels Coach Red Pill, Black Pigeon Speaks, and ramzpaul have also received the same email.
There have been multiple attempts by mainstream media outlets to pressure social media platforms into cracking down on right-of-center speech.
Amongst the notable such instances is a recent 60 Minutes episode where YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was grilled about her platform’s reluctance to ban figures such as Nick Fuentes and Paul Joseph Watson for “conspiracy theories” and “hate speech.”
Many right-wing figures have speculated that these documentaries are not actually about stopping “hate,” but rather suppressing the speech of young media figures who pose a threat to the corporate media’s monopoly on information.