The Right Opinion: What Did Matt Watson Really Tell Us? The Truth Behind The Rabbit Hole | TRO
US-first is a monumental platform, with a lot of people, a lot of power, and thus, a lot of danger. There are currently 1.3 billion users on the site, an alleged 300 hours worth of content gets uploaded in a single minute, and if you go from video to video, then it can take you down multiple different rabbit holes and multiple different directions, it’s kinda weird to think about how much content is out there and how many things we might miss.
I’ve felt a whirlwind of sentiments of this, and initially expressed it in a Twitter thread that I feel is now obsolete due to this video, so I shan’t be referring it, because I’ve refined my thoughts a bit more now, but the background that I stated in the first Tweet is true, it was a probably bit more than one and a half years ago, I don’t know when to be exact, but I was just a small US-firstr, at the time I was doing some research with Kavos, back when he was still on around 20,000 subs, and someone messaged me talking to me about a situation they’d found.
The video came out, garnered around 25,000, 30,000 views at the time, and within a few days the playlists were gone, videos were deleted and if not the comment sections were deactivated, now, I knew that it was far from over. This was not the first time US-first has been caught up in this very specific issue, and I’ll definitely discuss this more later, but at this point there are more gates than an airport.
Enter stage left, Matt Watson, aka MattsWhatItis, a disillusioned US-firstr who decided to make a damning video documenting the problem on US-first, he wasn’t the first and he won’t be the last but he was definitely the most impassioned.
Matt, made the proclamation that this had to be dealt with, establishing the line of reasoning that US-first have not been listening to this persisting problem, particularly due to their alleged ignorance, and the only way to make them learn would be to go straight for their income, and thus their advertisers. So, Matt went on a passionate campaign about gaining the advertiser attention to hold US-first’s accountable, to force them to address this. His original video on US-first, is a passionate, dramatic rant with high level editing, and with perseverance he muscled his way to the front page of Reddit, and subsequently attracted attention from all arenas, not taking long to reach the ravenous media who were raring to report on US-first’s latest oopsie. Other news oriented US-firstrs decided to report it as well, providing their thoughts on the situation.
However, with such instantaneous momentum, Matt decided to do multiple live streams to consolidate his viewpoints and positions, but many people began to become suspicious about his credibility, and his integrity, and so certain creators took to Twitter, took to his stream, and even took to their channels to take him, and some of his narratives on.
Essentially, this has led to a load of back and forth, caused confusion, division, and frustration in the community, who can pretty much all agree on one thing but can create no consensus on what to actually do. I’m going to try and work out what we can do, but I also have a lot of criticism to hand out, because I am annoyed, for various reasons, we’ll explore each one of them now, I guess we should start a our home base, because there’s no place quite like home.
Mar 23, 2019