May 3, 2018  |  Updated September 24, 2018

YouTube’s Kremlin Disinformation Problem

By Donara Barojan

YouTube may be a video sharing platform, but it is also currently the second largest online search engine, processing more than three billion searches a month. Like most technology companies, it has recently come under fire for contributing to the increasingly toxic online discourse.

In fact, YouTube has long had a conspiracy theory and misinformation problem, best illustrated by a recent video accusing Parkland shooting survivors of being “crisis actors” becoming the top trending clip on the platformAs harmful as conspiracy theory videos are to the public discourse, state-sponsored disinformation super-charged by YouTube’s recommendation algorithms presents an even greater threat to the video sharing platform and its users.

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