This just appeared on all my Youtube tabs.
The highlighted bit reads: "Watch President Obama's address live from Cairo, Egypt on the following Youtube channel: (youtube.com/whitehouse) at 6:10 (Eastern US time)."
This isn't even an ad. Since when did ads appear at the top of your browser window like that? Whichever way you paint it, the only term that accurately describes this is 'propaganda'.
What I want to know is, does the White House pay Google a premium for this crap? And how is it that I am a target audience? Because I happen to be in the Middle East at the moment and browsing from a Middle Eastern IP number? Just like that?
Voice of America and Radio Free Europe were more tactful than this. At least you got to choose whether or not you turned the radio on!
Anyone out there able to chase some leads on this?