Lawmakers before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai why videos about the infamous “Frazzledrip” videos were allowed on YouTube, which is owned by Google.
“Frazzledrip” videos have circulated on YouTube and other video-streaming platforms, as well as 4Chan and 8Chan for well over a year now. The “Frazzledrip” theory alleges that footage exists somewhere in the deep Dark Web from a ritual in which both Hillary Clinton and her former aide Huma Abedin are said to be filleting the face off a young girl, then wearing the girl’s filleted face as a mask.
Yes, you read that correctly. FILLETING a young girl’s face and wearing it as a mask.
Allegedly, the footage goes on to show both former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her former aide harvesting the adrenal glands from the girl’s body (for adrenochrome) and laying on a tennis table afterwards, covered in the young girl’s blood.
Adrenochrome: is produced by the oxidation of adrenaline that the body produces when it is under intense and immeasurable fear. You may have heard of Adrenochrome before when it was highlighted, and to a degree, glorified in this clip from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:
Democrat Jamie Raskin asked Pichai if he knew anything about the theory and if he was aware that videos existed on the platform that have received millions of views. Mr. Pichai’s response was that he was “not aware of the specifics about it.”
Raskin also asked Pichai if he was aware that the recommendation engine used by YouTube was highlighting videos where Hillary Clinton is accused of “sexually abusing and consuming the remains of children, often in satanic rituals.”
Pichai responded by saying that YouTube “needs to do better” when it comes to the suggested videos that come up in the algorithm.
The Washington Post reported on Monday:
“One recent variation on that theory, which began spreading on YouTube this spring, claimed that Democrat Hillary Clinton and her longtime aide Huma Abedin had sexually assaulted a girl and drank her blood — a conspiracy theory its proponents dubbed “Frazzledrip.”
Although some of these clips were removed after first appearing in April and being quickly debunked by fact-checkers, a Washington Post review found that dozens of videos alleging or discussing these false claims remain online and have been viewed millions of times over the past eight months. YouTube’s search box highlighted the videos when people typed in seemingly innocuous terms such as “HRC video” or “Frazzle.”
YouTube does not have a policy against falsehoods, but it does remove videos that violate its guidelines against hateful, graphic and violent content directed at minorities and other protected groups. It also seeks to give wide latitude to users who upload videos, out of respect for speech freedoms and the free flow of political discourse.
According to The Washington Post, former YouTube engineer and founder of the AlgoTransparency watchdog group, Guillaume Chaslot stated that one of the Frazzledrip videos using the words “Lost Hillary snuff tape” in the title was recommended to users at least 283,000 times.
Regarding the improvement of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, YouTube issued the following statement: “No part of the recommendation system that Chaslot worked on during his time at Google is in use in the YouTube recommendations system today.”