By: Jake Fogg
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at approximately 9:35 pm ET, Google’s YouTube web site and YouTube TV started receiving reports of outages worldwide.
As the famous sharing site has acknowledged the outage via Twitter, it’s actual page shows some users a “500 internal server error”. However, to other users the server error is in the form of a troubling message that seems to violate the company’s own standards for political correctness. A graphic picture of a monkey with a hammer with the message “A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation”, leads some to wonder if they are referring to employees of color, specifically African Americans.
Only a month ago YouTube’s parent company algorithms highlighted and ensured that a similar statement by the Florida GOP nominee for governor, Rick DeSantis drew criticism from all over the internet.
Clearly the nominee was using an expression to demonstrate the absurdity of socialism, but since the Democrat contender, devout Socialist Andrew Gillum, the internet and mainstream media went wild because he happens to be black.
While the meeting itself was not atypical for any president, it was the context of it that differed. Moore explained, “We similarly prayed for President Obama but it’s different with President Trump. When we are praying for President Trump, we are praying within the context of a real relationship, of true friendship.”
While the correlation was lost on many, the statement, “the last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state,” was touted by the left to have something to do with Gillum being black.
All attempts by Internet Deputy to reach YouTube staff for comment were refused.