The Alt-Right Are Savvy Internet Users. Stop Letting Them Surprise You

Savvy Alt Right

Source: Emma Grey Ellis
Affiliation: Wired

In this article, the author discusses how far-right influencers gain popularity on YouTube through gaming the "attention economy." The author proposes that fact checking or content moderation won't solve the issue of false ideas being spread through these platforms; rather, a systemic fix of the problems baked into social media platforms is required.

Keywords: Misinformation/Disinformation , Social Media , Tech Ethics