Slate: YouTube Is Struggling to Deal With the Conspiracy Theory Videos That Flood the Site

Slate: YouTube Is Struggling to Deal With the Conspiracy Theory Videos That Flood the Site. “It’s an ugly game of whack-a-mole, and YouTube seems to be losing. On Sunday, the director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, Jonathan Albright, published a Medium post about the videos that come up if you search YouTube for ‘crisis actor.’ His analysis generated nearly 9,000 videos. The vast majority of the video ‘titles … are a mixture of shocking, vile and promotional,’ Albright wrote in his report. ‘Themes include rape game jokes, shock reality social experiments, celebrity pedophilia, “false flag” rants, and terror-related conspiracy theories dating back to the Oklahoma City attack in 1995.'”