Subscriber Account active since. Political scientists from Penn State have been digging into far-right content on YouTube to determine how people become radicalized, and their findings suggest that perhaps the algorithm isn't completely to blame. The results, which were published in a new political science research paper that Wired first reported on, dispute the common assumption that YouTube's algorithm contributes to radicalizing users by recommending increasingly far-right videos. Kevin Munger and Joseph Phillips, the authors of the paper, refer to this thinking as the "Zombie Bite," theory, "which deems people who comment on videos produced by figures associated with the 'Alt-Right' as 'infected,' and that this 'infection' spreads. Munger and Phillips say that this theory is misleading, because it suggests that if only YouTube changed its algorithm, alternative media would disappear and far-right viewpoints would be less visible.
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