Monday, August 12, 2019

How YouTube Radicalized Brazil | NYT

From an extensive and disconcerting YouTube reality check
"Members of the nation’s newly empowered far right — from grass-roots organizers to federal lawmakers — say their movement would not have risen so far, so fast, without YouTube’s recommendation engine.

New research has found they may be correct. YouTube’s search and recommendation system appears to have systematically diverted users to far-right and conspiracy channels in Brazil.

A New York Times investigation in Brazil found that, time and again, videos promoted by the site have upended central elements of daily life."
How YouTube Radicalized Brazil | NYT

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