Scaremongering, ill-informed YouTube videos on the state of Argentina.

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  • When YouTube views mean more than telling the truth and this is the comment I left for this badly informed scaremongerer.


    "What this video fails to address are historical context, rampant corruption, voter bribery and the peso printing machine.

    First, Argentina is not collapsing, as this click bait video would have you believe. When you live in Argentina, as I do, you learn to read between the lines and the protests in this shock horror video are instigated by corrupt social group leaders who steal from the poor, but are now having their billion dollar state subsidies blocked. Those protesting have vested interests in the form of state handouts - that's the real truth.

    The peso printing machine has been churning out worthless pesos for years, the previous economy minister, Massa, bribed the electorate with state funded handouts during his campaign, costing the tax payer billions.

    Public spending, which this video didn't even touch on, has been astronomical over the last two decades and let's not even mention state employees who are paid a fortune but never turn up for work.

    As for inflation, that bait that gets everyone watching, if Milei hadn't tackled it, we would be looking at an annual rate of over 15,000 per cent. As it is, inflation is now dropping and should be in single figures for April.

    The maker of this video is clearly scaremongering in an effort to ramp up his views and I would suggest that he comes to Argentina to see the real truth for himself."


  • Must admit I tend to avoid clicking on that sort of stuff as I prefer watching educational videos instead. Like 'how to raise your bread dough' rather than ''how to make lots of dough''.

    I hear where you're coming from, but in my view, I find it very interesting how external media warp real facts to suit their own agenda.

    Headlines such as "Argentina close to collapse." are clearly written to attract likes and views and are usually totally misleading.

    Wouldn't you agree?

  • I hear where you're coming from, but in my view, I find it very interesting how external media warp real facts to suit their own agenda.

    Headlines such as "Argentina close to collapse." are clearly written to attract likes and views and are usually totally misleading.

    Wouldn't you agree?

    I suppose certain newspapers have been doing the same for years to attract sales.

  • I hear where you're coming from, but in my view, I find it very interesting how external media warp real facts to suit their own agenda.

    Headlines such as "Argentina close to collapse." are clearly written to attract likes and views and are usually totally misleading.

    Wouldn't you agree?

    It is not worth it to browse YouTube. I only go there directly from a reliable recommendation or occasionally from the results of Google (or DuckDuckGo) search result minus the sponsored results. At least for now , the Google search is a different algorithm than YT algorithm.


    Once inside YT, that algorithm drives traffic to the most profitable content. Unfortunately they have incentivized random people to create conspiracy theories and sensationalist videos by giving scammers/influencers a slice of YT advertising revenue. All those people create garbage so they get a slice of YT profits, and some just to create chaos.