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The state of Youtube

Post by Aaron Richards » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:35 pm

350k views as of now.

A major education channel with 165k subs (I'd consider it major)

Upload is only a few days old. Observation? 80% of comments flooded by alt-right, far-right, WN, all kinds of NatSoc apologists and some deniers. Went on a reply spree there to take out some of my rage, but damn.

Verdict? Probably a stormfront / 4chan / 8chan raid. I mean these days, the youtube comment section is generally politically right, but I can't otherwise imagine such a dense swarm of them descending on the video like locusts unless it was some kind of organized thing, perhaps a bigger right wing vlogger made a reply to that video and his followers rushed over or something.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:08 pm

Aaron, finally got around to subscribing...don’t know why I haven’t done that before.
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by VFX » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:57 pm

That video is utter crap. The video is poorly researched, full of ingrained biases. It is so stupid not sure why anyone bothered to comment at all, waste of time really.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Balmoral95 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:55 am

VFX wrote:That video is utter crap. The video is poorly researched, full of ingrained biases. It is so stupid not sure why anyone bothered to comment at all, waste of time really.
Is there any reason why you'd expect more from a cartoon?

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Post by scrmbldggs » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:04 am

Aw, leave him/her be. It's quite difficult to come to grips with the changes.
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Post by Jeff_36 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:52 am

VFX wrote:That video is utter crap. The video is poorly researched, full of ingrained biases. It is so stupid not sure why anyone bothered to comment at all, waste of time really.
And what biases are those? I'm curious to hear :lol:

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by VFX » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:35 am

Balmoral95 wrote:
Is there any reason why you'd expect more from a cartoon?
I expect more from you.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Balmoral95 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:59 am

VFX wrote:
Balmoral95 wrote:
Is there any reason why you'd expect more from a cartoon?
I expect more from you.
About a cartoon?

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by VFX » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:13 am

Balmoral95 wrote:
VFX wrote:
Balmoral95 wrote:
Is there any reason why you'd expect more from a cartoon?
I expect more from you.
About a cartoon?
MMM no comment. I am here to discuss not to insult.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Balmoral95 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:27 am

VFX wrote:
Balmoral95 wrote:
VFX wrote:
Balmoral95 wrote:
Is there any reason why you'd expect more from a cartoon?
I expect more from you.
About a cartoon?
MMM no comment. I am here to discuss not to insult.
Exactly. There's not much to say about some kid's cartoon... no discussion needed. I turned it of after the first 20 seconds as there was a stupid factual error almost immediately apparent... No point going farther, and neither should there have been for 320k to view it and comment.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Gord » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:42 am

Whoa, the audio doesn't play correctly for me. All I hear is distortion and a bit of barely recognisable music.

Whoops! Never mind, my speaker cable was just suddenly loose. What timing! I just finished watching another youtube video and everything was fine!
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Balmoral95 wrote:
VFX wrote:
Balmoral95 wrote:
Is there any reason why you'd expect more from a cartoon?
I expect more from you.
About a cartoon?
If you turn off ignore, with the newest members here, you can watch an updated version of Beavis and Butthead.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:03 pm

:hmm: Seems I'm having Gordian issues. My screening is showing Ren and Stimpy. :?
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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:20 pm

Tried to watch but audio is distorted. I put on the captions and that worked OK. Turned it off after a couple of minutes.
I think the video maker needs to do more research.
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Gord » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:58 pm

Jeffk 1970 wrote:Tried to watch but audio is distorted.
Really? I adjusted my speaker plug and that fixed it, but now the plug doesn't work if I put it in all the way (AKA "balls deep").

You get distortion, eggs sees Ren and Stimpy, my video plug went banaynays -- did that video somehow break half of our stuff??

Curse you, Hitler video! :shakefist:
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Post by Balsamo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:41 pm

Jeffk 1970 wrote:Aaron, finally got around to subscribing...don’t know why I haven’t done that before.
You mean you subscribed to Brilliant.org that " helps you learn more effectively than lectures ?" :lol:

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:56 pm

Balsamo wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:Aaron, finally got around to subscribing...don’t know why I haven’t done that before.
You mean you subscribed to Brilliant.org that " helps you learn more effectively than lectures ?" :lol:
I prefer coloring books..
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I subscribed to Aaron’s channel.
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Aaron Richards » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:40 pm

Jeffk 1970 wrote:I subscribed to Aaron’s channel.
Remember, my holocaust channel is the one in my sig ;)

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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:46 pm

Aaron Richards wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:I subscribed to Aaron’s channel.
Remember, my holocaust channel is the one in my sig ;)


I made sure... :lol:
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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VFX wrote:
Balmoral95 wrote:
VFX wrote:
Balmoral95 wrote:
Is there any reason why you'd expect more from a cartoon?
I expect more from you.
About a cartoon?
MMM no comment. I am here to discuss not to insult.
Then stop calling me stupid names and only use my user name.
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:53 pm

This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office . . .

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Balmoral95 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:52 am

Statistical Mechanic wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:53 pm
tangentially related: call me an anti-Semite, stop it, I'm anti-Termite
Always been a facking {!#%@}.

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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:18 am

Yeah, that showed up in my Twitter feed. Twitter is where the crazies show up after getting banned from Facebook.
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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Post by Im_Not_Creative_Enough » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:05 pm

If I may, I'm going to use this thread in order to collect some whacky Youtube comments for you to enjoy.


Alt-Right-Youtube is such an echo chamber that nobody ever tried to reply to him with the very obvious arguement that pratiacally ALL nations of the world had a period of violent paganism at a certain point in time - including his (I assume) beloved Germanic people.

For more gems like this visit the comment section of a channel called "Red Ice TV".
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Post by Gord » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:19 am

The Sheep Whisperer? I've read some of his gay porn! https://archiveofourown.org/works/8614981
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:57 am

This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office . . .

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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Aaron Richards » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:58 pm

I got another one in my recommend, lads. This:



It's got almost 700,000 views.

If you look at the OP in the video's other uploads, it looks like it was made by a neutral channel just interested in making ad revenue money off the usual "educational clickbait" videos.


But the comments, man. They're a different calibre altogether.

What restores my faith in humanity is that each of them has many replies where there are heated discussions, rebuttals and ridicules of the respective top posts.

But the sheer amount of comments where each one has hundreds of likes....either the far-right regularly does organized raids on youtube videos, or they run some kind of upvote-algorithm...or it's the same few hundred fanatics who make sure to like each such comment....or we really do have a ton of antisemites out there.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:40 am

A ton of antisemites still doesn't measure on the Billions that have access to the internet..........and aren't even interested enough on the subject to read it.......much less to comment. Most ideas go this way. Comment = Fanatic. See for example: this post.
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Post by Gord » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:08 am

Aaron Richards wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:58 pm
...either the far-right regularly does organized raids on youtube videos, or they run some kind of upvote-algorithm...or it's the same few hundred fanatics who make sure to like each such comment....or we really do have a ton of antisemites out there.
There are masses of idiots out there. You should see the flat Earth videos. One of the flat Earth video uploaders (I won't mention his name) has 133,732 subscribers as of this moment.
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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:15 am

Gord wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:08 am
Aaron Richards wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:58 pm
...either the far-right regularly does organized raids on youtube videos, or they run some kind of upvote-algorithm...or it's the same few hundred fanatics who make sure to like each such comment....or we really do have a ton of antisemites out there.
There are masses of idiots out there. You should see the flat Earth videos. One of the flat Earth video uploaders (I won't mention his name) has 133,732 subscribers as of this moment.
Worse on Twitter.
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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Post by Gord » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:30 am

I don't do twits or bookfaces.
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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 am

Gord wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:30 am
I don't do twits or bookfaces.
You aren’t missing anything.
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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Post by Gord » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:48 am

Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 am
Gord wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:30 am
I don't do twits or bookfaces.
You aren’t missing anything.
My psychiatrist would disagree. :P
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Re: The state of Youtube

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:06 am

Gord wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:48 am
Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 am
Gord wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:30 am
I don't do twits or bookfaces.
You aren’t missing anything.
My psychiatrist would disagree. :P

My wife signed me up for Facebook and I joined Twitter in a fit of insanity. It is funny to see all the flat earthers explain how when a cloud hides the face of the sun it means that the sun is small and local.
Also, Donald Trump is a clownfraud who only got involved in this for the attention.

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Post by Aaron Richards » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:32 pm

I wonder what the flat-earthers would have to say about the recent Ultima-Thule discovery.
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Post by Gord » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:47 pm

Aaron Richards wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:32 pm
I wonder what the flat-earthers would have to say about the recent Ultima-Thule discovery.
Most of them already believe "outer space is fake".

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:46 pm

I'm not aware of YouTube "recommending" anything..........I thought they just presented hits in rank order?....Oh........and then the "side bar" with "related videos" should be the same........but it is biased by my search history so yeah....recommendations they do make. Lots of value in just letting the objective data like "Number of Hits" control what is presented.

Just pick "a rule" and be honest about it...............whatever you plan to do.
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Post by Im_Not_Creative_Enough » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:50 am

CAUGHT RED HANDED!

So our theories about how a good chucnk of youtube-comments-antisemtism is the result of orginized stomfront/4chan-based raids are sort of true. Here is a good example of the method - a libertarian youtuber is interviewing an Israeli libertarian named Shlomo Gordon* but the nazis on /pol/ won't let it pass.


and here's the video.



Gotta love the comments

"...'I'm not like all the other Jews. I'm on your side goy you can trust me',
He says as he's eagerly waiting to stick the knife in your back"

"oh...he is just a moderate Jew that wants to take over world more slowly"


* To be honest, Gordon is a pretty big idiot. He is a prominent anti vaccine activist who joined Feiglin's "Zehut" party and single handedly made me lose all hope for a party I initally was very supportive of.
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