The YouTube Effect 2023 480p WEB-DL x264

movieAugust 10, 2023
YouTube has garnered over 2.3 billion users and is worth up to $300 billion dollars. At its center is its algorithm, something that threatens to destroy not only the platform, but the entire Internet.
IMDb Rating
1h 39min
Top Review

While this documentary has good points, it was immediately clear that it does the same as all other documentaries. I watched it fully, to the end, to see if they would flip things around in the second half to show all points of view. But no. They bring up the same people, the same opinions. All one-sided. Yep, sure, I agree that extremism is bad. Right-wing extremism is bad. But why don't they ever mention left wing extremism? As if they aren't present on social media platforms? As if they don't radicalize people? It shows the lack of creativity, honesty, and good faith of the producers. Taking the same old tired approach "that group" of people are bad and are the cause of all bad things. Fifteen minutes into the documentary this was very clear and it disappointed all the way through. They threw Thunderf00t onto a background wall of "right-wing" video producers. A lot of things go to show the lack of knowledge and the lack of research. They were just going by what the (same old) people they reached out to told them and taking their word for it. Due to lack of experience, laziness, political bias, malice or a mix of all of those, you're getting a boring and predictable cookie cutter left wing documentary. Funny thing is that they interview someone who uses the handle "contrapoints". The hint was right there people. CONTRA points. Do some of your own research. Get in an opposing opinion. If you want an honest documentary about social media, this isn't it.

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Cast Overview
  • Caleb Cain
  • Steve Chen
  • Hany Farid
File Size
421.0 MB
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