Category: Social Media

Why InfoWars Still Isn’t Welcome On YouTube

AUSTRIA – 2019/07/26: In this photo illustration a Youtube logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA IMAGES/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES YouTube head  Susan Wojcicki announced earlier this week that the video-sharing site would allow some content that was “outside the mainstream, controversial or even offensive.” So, Alex Jones’ InfoWars took

Social media bots are damaging our democracy

Social media has become our town crier. When major news breaks, roughly two-thirds of American adults now find out about it online in real-time. But the aftermath of the week’s third mass shooting, environmental catastrophe or political meltdown is often rife with false claims, misinformation, and outright conspiracy theories. Some of this comes simply from the confusion

YouTube CEO addresses LGBTQ community’s ongoing demonetization concerns

Members of YouTube’s LGBTQ community have raised concerns about their videos being demonetized seemingly because they fall under queer categories, but CEO Susan Wojcicki says that’s not the case. Demonetization and poor recommendation of LGBTQ content are two areas that Wojcicki spoke about at length with popular vlogger Alfie Deyes in a recent interview. Wojcicki said