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Will YouTube curb misinformation in Brazil? Don’t count on it

Will YouTube curb misinformation in Brazil? Don't count on it

Godwin’s law is an internet adage asserting that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” A similar thing could be said of the YouTube related videos algorithm—the more you watch, the higher the chance of being directed to the channel of some sort of conspiracy theorist.

Start watching anything on a political topic on YouTube and, inevitably, you will end up being shown content with extreme, misleading, or even flat-out false content. If you are on the left, you will end up being directed to left-wing conspiracies. The same is...

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