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How YouTube Radicalized Brazil - The New York Times

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There is a lot of great content on YouTube, but this stuff is far too prevalent.

As his time on the site grew, YouTube recommended videos from other far-right figures. One was a lawmaker named Jair Bolsonaro, then a marginal figure in national politics — but a star in YouTube’s far-right community in Brazil, where the platform has become more widely watched than all but one TV channel.

Last year, he became President Bolsonaro.

It lowers YouTube (Google’s) revenue by blocking this stuff. I wouldn’t expect much to happen.

Posted on August 14, 2019








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