Despite YouTube‘s Efforts, It‘s Still a ‘Vortex‘ of Hate

CLARKSBURG CALLER

Clarksburg Caller recent wrote an article citing our work in analyzing YouTube usage in Gab.

A year after YouTube‘s chief executive promised to curb “problematic” videos, it continues to harbor and even recommend hateful, conspiratorial videos, allowing racists, anti-Semites and proponents of other extremist views to use the platform as an online library for spreading their ideas.

is particularly valuable to users of Gab.ai and , social media sites that are popular among hate groups but have scant video capacity of their own. Users on these sites link to YouTube more than to any other website, thousands of times a day, according to the recent work of Data and Society and the Network Contagion Research Institute, both of which track the spread of hate speech.

Read the article here