This website lets you see how conspiracy theorists fall down the YouTube rabbit hole

Tech 20-7-2020 Mashable 25
This website lets you see how conspiracy theorists fall down the YouTube rabbit hole

Ever wonder how your dear Aunt Karen got radicalized into believing the bizarre conspiracy theories she shares on social media? What about your apolitical college buddy who suddenly can’t seem to stop complaining about social justice and “cancel culture”?

Well, there’s a good chance they fell down the YouTube rabbit hole. And a new website, TheirTube, wants to show you how that happened.

TheirTube is a new online project that gives visitors a glimpse into what videos YouTube recommends to certain types of users based on their watch history.

A screenshot of TheirTube

A screenshot of TheirTube

Image: TheirTube

The project breaks down these types of users into six different personalities: conspiracist, prepper, conservative, liberal, fruitarian, and climate denier.  Read more...

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