May 28, 2019

YouTube bias is not all political

Maybe the YouTube-specific problem is less anti-conservative than we might think.  That's not to say there is NOT a bias - clearly there is, a lot of people and reports have shown - but rather that political bias is only a part of the bias problem.

There is an existential bias towards regular media that is as problematic as any other factor.  When you consider that traditional media is very liberal, the problem of political bias is exacerbated.

This is a really interesting dive into the data of YouTube's trending videos:

This also says nothing about all of the other issues at Google (or Facebook, or Patreon, or Twitter). Political bias is real, but so are systemic problems at these tech behemoths. 

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