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+ Your AuthorsArchive @techwontsaveus A left-wing podcast for a better world and better tech. Hosted by @parismarx. Jan. 21, 2021 1 min read

This week @beccalew joins @parismarx to discuss how YouTube normalizes and incentivizes extreme right-wing views.

In this clip, Becca explains how YouTube had a reactionary celebrity culture even before concerns arose about its algorithm.

Full ep:  https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/how-youtube-normalizes-right-wing-extremism-w-becca-lewis/id1507621076?i=1000506047370 

More ways to listen 👇

Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/episode/2RDHr38bQzJBBuCQn6Cjg8 

Overcast:  https://overcast.fm/+ZpQAawGUo 

Google:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDA0Njg5LnJzcw/episode/QnV6enNwcm91dC03Mzk4ODgz 

Stitcher:  https://www.stitcher.com/show/tech-wont-save-us/episode/how-youtube-normalizes-right-wing-extremism-w-becca-lewis-80993073 

Podcast Addict:  https://podcastaddict.com/episode/118058847 

All the rest:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1004689/7398883-how-youtube-normalizes-right-wing-extremism-w-becca-lewis 

.@beccalew is a PhD candidate at @Stanford.

Read her report for @datasociety on how right-wing creators on YouTube built an alternate media system to increase their audiences and sell their ideology:  https://datasociety.net/library/alternative-influence/ 

.@beccalew wrote about what Trump’s Twitter ban says about social media:

“If this decision-making seems strange to us in the context of social media, it's partly because platforms have spent the last 10+ years telling us that they aren't media companies”  https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-ban-wasnt-censorship-it-was-an-editorial-decision-2021-1 


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