Is YouTube radicalizing you?
Published on April 22, 2018
Ever wonder what’s behind the videos that pop “up next” on YouTube? Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci tells CBC’s Wendy Mesley that YouTube’s programming decisions are made by artificial intelligence which is designed to push you to more extreme content and keep you watching. She calls YouTube the great radicalizer and says she wouldn't let her kids watch it unsupervised.