Pierre Poilievre's YouTube channel included hidden misogynistic tag to promote videos - 2022-10-06

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F0.png Pierre Poilievre's YouTube channel included hidden misogynistic tag to promote videos October 6, 2022, Alex Boutilier, Global News

Pierre Poilievre's official YouTube videos included a hidden tag appealing to misogynistic online movements that Canada's intelligence agencies view as a danger.

A Global News analysis of 50 of Poilievre's most recent YouTube videos showed that they included a tag — hidden from viewers, but not from the videos' publisher — used by a misogynistic online movement. The tag helps promote Poilievre's videos among those circles, and signals to YouTube what users might be interested in the Conservative leader's messaging.

The tag, #mgtow, is an acronym for "Men Going Their Own Way" — a mostly-online movement comprised of anti-feminists who attempt to cut women completely out of their lives. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the movement overlaps with more aggressive forms of "male supremacy."

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{{cite news | first = Alex | last = Boutilier | title = Pierre Poilievre's YouTube channel included hidden misogynistic tag to promote videos | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/9178531/pierre-poilievres-youtube-channel-included-hidden-misogynistic-tag-to-promote-videos/ | work = Global News | date = October 6, 2022 | accessdate = October 8, 2022 }}