YouTube Amplifies Misinformation And Hatred, But Here’s What We Can Do About It.
— June 17, 2022
By Michael Posner
These militant organizations recruited people from around the country for weeks before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, relying heavily on social media platforms to stir their emotions and plan the attack on Congress. Videos circulated on YouTube played an essential role in this effort.
YouTube has grown into one of the world’s most popular and influential social media sites since its launch in 2005 and acquisition by Google a year later. Today the video site has more than 2 billion monthly users who collectively watch more than 1 billion hours of videos each day. Last year, YouTube generated nearly $29 billion in revenue, mostly from advertising.
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Michael Posner is the Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance, Professor of Business and Society and Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.