Conspiracy theories spread with lightning speed online. YouTube is brimming with videos about these dubious ideas, and they attract a large audience worldwide. YouTube algorithms are partly to blame.
Content creators on the popular video platform are uniting against YouTube in an effort to change company policies they consider unfair. Supported by Germany's biggest labor union they are threatening to sue.
While some Insta-influencers try to keep it real, others set impossible standards that can leave us feeling dissatisfied and inadequate. But why is it so hard for us to take a step back? A brain scan offers some answers.
US President Trump has blamed big tech firms for gagging conservative voices at a summit of far-right online figures. At the same time, he applauded internet provocateurs for their "bad" social media behavior.
Germany's political establishment has not adapted to the pivot to politics by social media stars. The failure to tune in to younger generations was likely a reason why mainstream parties lost significant votes last week.
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