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The Hidden Politics Of YouTube’s VisualPolitik Channel?

The left-leaning commentator BadEmpanada has published a video exploring VisualPolitik, the current affairs network that uploads seemingly objective geopolitical analyses in Spanish and English to YouTube with a tech-savvy, hispter audience in mind. If you subscribe or search for political content on the Google platform you will almost certainly have encountered some of the channel’s output and assumed that this was the work of a handful of politically-engaged individuals, including the main presenter, Simon Whistler. In reality the British host is simply a former YouTuber who has become a regurgitating talking head for a wide range of fairly anodyne online channels. In the case of VisualPolitik the real power behind the curtain lies with a centre-right media company based in Spain that has disguised its carefully packaged neoliberal propaganda on YouTube as a series of snappy, outwardly non-partisan guides. Perhaps a better name for the channel would be Caveat Emptor?



7 comments on “The Hidden Politics Of YouTube’s VisualPolitik Channel?

  1. They also stated that Poland is the next Germany as the av. salary is now $15000 and more.
    The video shows in many ways they got no clue about Poland.


  2. $15000 per mounth.


  3. James Fretz

    This was barely a review. How about you write a real article rather than just regurgitating what someone else has already said…. ironic isn’t it?


  4. James Fretz

    Also if they are center right, why do they take an overwhelmingly left standing side on social issues?


    • Neoliberalism is more often than not economically conservative, and socially – on certain virtue-signaling issues – progressive. Limited identity politics, yes, class politics, no.


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