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YouTube is helping the flat-Earth conspiracy movement grow

The internet makes it possible for the average person to access an incredibly vast amount of knowledge amassed over centuries, as long as they know where to look. Unfortunately, it also makes it very easy for conspiracy nuts to peddle their off-the-wall “truths” along those same information channels. YouTube, the most popular video sharing site on the planet, is packed with more than its fair share of questionable content and fake news is no exception. One of the darker and more bizarre corners of YouTube that continues to find an audience includes conspiracy videos that feature the “flat Earth” as a centerpiece. As it turns out, YouTube may be largely responsible for such theories catching on. Asheley Landrum, assistant prof ...