How a big tech pages/YouTube channels operate by fooling people
It is a known fact that journalism nowadays is not what it was in the past. We had our days in history when journalists went on their limb to bring out the truth and inform their readers/viewers. Journalism had become totally commercialized now.
You get the news that China is paying big bucks to journalists around the world for showing China is a good light post the Wuhan Virus news breaks. And very next day, your newsfeed is filled with stories about how China is great, how China is making up for lost manhours due to the CoronaVirus pandemic, and how China is humanely dealing with the crisis. Such news shatters your faith in journalism.
Ditto for tech pages. Tech pages often post good reviews of the product which pays them good money. Nothing wrong is promoting a particular product by taking money as long as it is labeled as a promotional feature. But you will not find any label some crap gadgets that are being sold as super devices.
In this article, we take a look at the hypocrisy of top tech YouTubers, Unbox Therapy. Unbox Therapy is a YouTube channel that specializes in the unboxing of smartphone/gadget videos. They have nearly 16.5 million subscribers on YouTube and 2 million followers on Twitter. What they say about smartphones and gadget matters.
But what happens when the same anchor says buy a particular smartphone in one video and says don’t buy the same smartphone in another video. Is this journalism? This happened yesterday. Unbox Therapy published two videos about Apple’s new iPhone SE (2020). The two video headlines are given below :
The name of the anchor is Lew Later and the issue is whether to buy or not buy the new Apple iPhone SE(2020). In one video, Lew says you should buy the new iPhone SE and in another he says DON’T buy the new iPhone SE. What do you make about it?
I will never stick to my own words! pic.twitter.com/jb1tSMNpc7
— Arnav Gupta (@arnav_89) April 27, 2020
How can there be truth in what Lew is asking buyers to think? On one hand, he says buy and on the other hand, he says don’t buy. This is what the world has come to. You can make up your own mind by visiting his YouTube page and watching the content. I, for one stay away from such ‘experts’