How They Did It: Exposing Right-Wing Radicalization on YouTube

Margot* is not your average white nationalist. She’s about 50, a devout Christian from a rich part of the Netherlands, and she likes opera. Around 2015, she started commenting on YouTube videos about the refugee crisis. She was afraid of an influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees and immigrants from mostly Islamic countries.

Youtube and the vortex of hate

Video-sharing platform accused of giving voice to hate groups.

Sites like Gab rely on Youtube as a media archive for hate and conspiracy content... Videos are often used as 'evidence' in debates. 

"Yet Youtube blocks anti-racist content from anti-racist organizations while givcing space to fascists," said Alan Dutton of the Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society, commenting on the Washington Post report.