Youtube and conspiracy theory: How Youtube wants to defend itself – economics

Is the earth flat, the coronavirus completely harmless? Such madness is clicked on Youtube. Ahead of the legislative elections, the company says it will take action against it. It hasn’t always been a success in the past.

By Simon Hurtz, Berlin

Do you hate comments? Facebook. Radicalization ? Facebook. Donald Trump? Twitter. Everything that goes wrong on the net seems to be happening on two social networks. One platform is often overlooked: Almost 50 million people in Germany watch videos on YouTube at least once a month, where they spend an average of 40 minutes a day.

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