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    Study Tests Scholar’s Claim That YouTube Is Radicalizing Kids

    A recent Pew Research study investigated the platform’s viewing suggestions and found results were dominated by popular kids’ content and music videos, not fringe material, contradicting scholar Zeynep Tufekci’s assertion that YouTube radicalizes viewers. But the study started with random selections and couldn’t test for personalized recommendations: As one critic noted, a student searching for the U.S. Federal Reserve would quickly see conspiracy theories as suggestions. And while 60 percent of parents reported their kids encountering inappropriate content, the platform countered that children should only use YouTube Kids.

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