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PS: after we published our investigation, spoke to about our story.
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If you’d like to find out more, have a listen to our podcast on this story:
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YouTube’s been blamed for contributing to that growth, but the company says it’s taking action against misinformation and conspiracy theories on the platform:
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It’s hard to say exactly how many Flat Earthers there are, but their community does seem to be growing. Here’s how popular the topic has become on Google in recent years.
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But that’s not the whole story. YouTube wasn’t just the place where people were persuaded into believing the Earth is flat. For many Flat Earthers, it was also the place where they got to hang out with like-minded people.
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Let’s be honest: the truth and well-founded science can at times be a bit boring (please don’t hate us ). So, sensationalist, outrageous videos are more likely to keep you hooked - and that’s what YouTube was recommending, says.
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Back when he was working for YouTube, helped design the algorithm that decides which videos YT recommends to all of us. Guillaume says their main goal was to keep people watching for as long as possible.
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It’s okay at this stage if you’re asking yourself (like I did): why in the world would YouTube recommend videos about conspiracy theories?
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As it turns out, Dave’s journey into flat Earth is quite common. heard it again and again when she went to the 2017 Flat Earth conference in Raleigh, North Carolina:
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Dave says it was on YouTube that he came to believe the Earth is flat. And it all began with him watching a ton of other conspiracy videos on the platform.
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This is Dave. He believes the Earth is NOT round and that scientists have been lying to us. When met him, he showed us this replica of an ancient map depicting what our planet is supposed to look like. He doesn’t agree with it, but it was a gift - so, he kept it.
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THREAD Is to blame for the rise of the movement? Trending reporter has been investigating how the social media giant has allowed this conspiracy theory to spread online.
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You know that app that everyone's using to make themselves looks older, or younger? it turns out you might not be able to completely trust it.
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Instagram struggles to remove images of the body of a 17-year-old - apparently posted by the man charged with her murder.
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Pop singer Pink defends herself after a picture she posted of her children playing at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin divided fans.
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Marco Silva Jul 16
Is promoting conspiracy theories? I have been investigating how the company has helped the community grow. My latest for :
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BBC Newsnight Jul 15
"As a woman in politics, people treat you and harass you in a very different way." A Newsnight investigation finds far-right groups disproportionately direct online abuse at female politicians | | |
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Lucy Webster Jul 15
Established far-right groups and figures are targeting female politicians across Europe for online abuse, found Investigation by with . Long read by me. In collaboration with
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Marianna Spring Jul 15
Catch my latest investigation for and exploring online abuse of female politicians, with excellent writing from and brilliant research from at
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A BBC investigation reveals evidence that female figures receive proportionately more abuse than their male counterparts.
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