What role does the major institution play in promoting extremism? Two days after the beginning of the week, we reviewed two important aspects of the problem.
Monday, I talked about Dana Boy's report on the role of the media in matching "digital martyrs" like Alex Jones. (I posted a wrong link in yesterday's newsletter – Coming, Newton! If you do not have it yet, please go for it.
Today, Rebecca Lewis is considering another type of lifestyle. It is a closely related network of conservative YouTube personality that cooperates with video and advances extremist ideology. (Both reports came from the New York – based nonprofit Data and Society by chance).
Lewis tried to understand how important YouTube became a hub of important content. Starting with a few famous conservative figures, she began appearing on each other's channels. When another personality appeared on one of these channels, she came to follow this person's path again on YouTube. After all, she spent hundreds of hours of video time from 65 influencers on more than 80 channels.
After mapping the network, Luis makes three discoveries.
- These influencers have built an alternative media network that emphasizes reliability, authenticity and accessibility to fans. They describe themselves as social transformations, external persons, and victims, giving young viewers an attractive intercultural philosophy.
- Influenced people have defended themselves with tactics involving "ideological evidence" to convey a shift from a rebellious leftist to a thought conservative. Search engine optimization. To attract viewers, use keywords common to neutral and liberal biased videos. There is a "strategic dispute" called "cascade".
- Influenza encourages people to adopt more radical opinions over time. First of all …
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