As YouTube diverts more and more users down far-right rabbitholes, could its algorithm, in a way, radicalize an entire society?
To find out, we went to YouTube's 2nd-largest market: Brazil. nytimes.com/2019/08/11/wor…
Instead, Bolsonaro allies and far-right lawmakers all told us YT put them in power. Far-right activists gratefully credited YT's algorithm with their "political awakening."
Experts and fomer govt officials told us that "Dr. YouTube" is driving MULTIPLE public health crises, including Zika resurgence
Crucially, the algo is linking the channels together, creating an ecosystem where none had existed. Its pathways just happen to be ideal radicalization vectors.