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NPR | 11.27.18

Critics Say YouTube Hasn’t Done Enough To Crack Down On Extremist Content

Becca Lewis

On NPR, Data & Society Researcher Becca Lewis explains how YouTube’s algorithm exposes users to increasingly radical content.

“YouTube as a platform has an incentive to keep viewers on its website. So if you watch a video that is criticizing feminism, then the next video that YouTube may suggest will be one step a little bit more intense than that. So maybe it’ll be a little bit more overtly sexist or a little bit more overtly racist.”

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