NPR | 11.27.18
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.”