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New York Times Runs Elaborate Front-Page Sunday Smear of YouTube Conservatives
By Clay Waters | June 9, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

Kevin Roose, a technology writer for the New York Times, made a front-page splash on Sunday with “The Making of a YouTube Radical – How the Site’s Algorithms Played Into the Hands of the Far Right.” A caption underneath a photo of the story’s subject: “Caleb Cain likens the far right on YouTube to a “decentralized cult.”

The interactive version is graphically rich, dominated by an enormous collage of some of the ostensibly harmful YouTube clips Cain watched over several years, and the 4,000-word plus print version take up two full inside pages.

The online subhead:

    Caleb Cain was a college dropout looking for direction. He turned to YouTube....Soon, he was pulled into a far-right universe, watching thousands of videos filled with conspiracy theories, misogyny and racism.
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Source URL: https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/06/09/ny-times-runs-elaborate-front-page-sunday-smear-youtube
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