Also I recently realized that reddit is mostly conservative when I thought it was more liberal... like wtf is going on. I'm 90% sure it used to be more liberal. It's almost as if it's trendy to be conservative.
yea I dunno about that.. depending on where u hang out on the net u get the impression that it's all alt right or all commies
well yeah, that wall of text I wrote basically sums up to "youtube is more dominated by right-wing". I know for a fact reddit is. I saw a demographic thingy like a month ago, and it's 60/40 conservative/liberal or so. Youtube however idk I can't find anything. It's just that I've noticecd it in the comments.
You read youtube comments? That's like reading /b/. Twitter similarly, btw.
My internet is slow so I will scroll down and read comments while buffering... BTW I'm not saying conservatives dominate youtube, but more the political channels on youtube, which btw is the biggest form of news media for young people so... troubling signs.
In a way, I'm personally not too worried about peoples personal views. I'm more worried about the various interests behind initiatives which allows fringes to organise and metastasize. Normally speaking you'd expect the fringe to be just that: fringe. When it comes a significant political force, somethings not right. (Think cambridge analytica...)
Well that's why the goal is to move the overton window. Make political discourse in general more conservative. What's one way to do this? Frame left wing as extremist PC culture.
I listened to a podcast by a former neo-nazi some time back, where he explains the new method is to be subtle. You know, Instead of becoming a skin-head, wear a suit and tie. Basically re-frame racism into something palpable for the masses instead of lynching or whatever.
I'm not pointing to one single trajectory or thing causing more conservatism, but a whole bundle of trajectories coming from different movements that are indeed pushing the window right.
Seeing youtube so dominated by right wing just worries me. btw sorry if there's any incoherence, I'm tired.
Edited by Brisbot, 10 February 2019 - 03:07 AM.