America — What's Wrong with This Picture?

The scene on the home page of the US tax authority, January 2016 (and still present a year later):


YouTube is a commercial entity, with numerous competitors. Unless you'd be okay with a McDonalds or Coca-Cola product placement on a government site built with your tax dollars, you probably shouldn't be okay with this either...

Update, January 2018

And it's getting worse:

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If you don't want to see government sites plastered with corporate logos, and don't want to have to go to private-company websites and app stores to participate in your democracy, please consider contacting your elected representatives now. This stuff matters; freedom endures only as long as diligence.

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