As Germans Seek News, YouTube Delivers Far-Right Tirades

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 09/09/2018 00:10

A researcher found the platform’s recommendation system had steered viewers to fringe and conspiracy videos on a neo-Nazi demonstration in Chemnitz.

The day after far-right demonstrators took over the streets here, Sören Uhle, a city official who oversees municipal marketing and development, began to get strange phone calls from reporters.

The man whose killing had set off the riots, they said, had died while trying to stop asylum seekers from molesting a local woman. And it wasn’t just one local man who had been killed, but two. Could he comment?

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