Communications Studies Assistant Professor Vincent Raynauld spoke to Tech News World regarding a recent UC Berkeley study that says Youtube is reducing conspiracy theories on its platform. The study also notes that while reducing conspiracy recommendations is decreasing, radicalization is not. Raynauld weighs in on Youtube’s role: the
Being exposed to conspiracy content is one aspect of the radicalization process. In order to be radicalized, you need access to this content to fuel radicalization, but I suspect there are other factors external to YouTube content at play.