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First of all, I hope you and your friends and family are safe, and taking measures to minimize contact with other people at this time. Secondly, I find it interesting that the social media manipulation series are among my most down-voted videos of all time. I wonder what's going on there.... 😏 I see these videos as some of the most important content I've ever made. If the general internet population can understand the principals presented in these videos, we will progress in unity. This series is my attempt to shore up society's defenses against the massive disinformation war currently being waged against us. We're on the battlefield whether we like it or not. The other videos in the series can be viewed here. SEmost Algorithm Manipulation: semost.info/award/ZIR-n5p8q9J6x2s/video.html Twitter Algorithm Manipulsion: semost.info/award/iWFohMqBaduqtms/video.html Facebook Manipulation: semost.info/award/eY2WgNZ_b7l-15A/video.html The Future of War and how it affects you: semost.info/award/pIOLi8mTnLSnvXw/video.html Thank you for watching these videos, and more importantly.... helping others understand them. If you'd like to support Smarter Every Day, the best possible way is to become a Patron. www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Thank you, I love you all, Now go wash your hands!! Destin
F. RC 4 timmar sedan
Destin I love your videos about the social media manipulation. That's actually how I got to your channel and sinds then I'm hooked. Soo don't let the downvotes bother you! People really need to hear this kind of stuff.
Tyler513 Månad sedan
What’s going on is that the power to label what is “disinformation” and control what people see is a power no one should have. As an independent it’s also clear that leftist ideology flows freely (no matter the content) while any conservative content is banned. Reddit’s algorithm is also a joke. It’s the opposite of free speech. Just look at r/popular and r/news. You’d think conservatives don’t even exist even though they make up roughly half of the population. BUT since younger people skew more to the left and happen to use Reddit more than adults, all you see is a leftist view. I believe r/the Donald was banned for being “dangerous.” Essentially, if you have an opinion that 49.99999% of people have you’re screwed. Eventually the 50.00001% will dominate the conversation. Not letting people comment for a period of time because of a downvote ensures it. It’s mob rule and nothing more. And let’s not even get into the moderators, who can ban you at any time simply for disagreeing with you.
Based Chad
Based Chad Månad sedan
If you honestly wonder what’s going on here. Contact me
Iamthenoi 4 månader sedan
Destin, you've taught me a lot over the years... but i like your self learning moments even more
Ben 4 månader sedan
Just wanted to say I appreciate the video. I bet that you are getting brigaded by some subreddits. There is a bunch of conservative leaning subreddits that have been banned/quarantined for promoting violence and hate speech. They are just all butthurt and venting on a video about Reddit.
OneCupOfCoffee204 11 timmar sedan
I don't know where you come down on Social Media in general and it simply doesn't matter to me. I subscribed to your channel because it's done so well and I have nothing but respect for you and your expertise. I do know that all of the major social media companies are involved in one-sided censorship. In some cases, truth is literally tossed aside.
Anonof Urbizness
Anonof Urbizness 20 timmar sedan
With the current progression of events in the world and all the inherent disinformation it seems people are to short sighted in their views. As usual excellent vids Destin, I appreciate the effort.
hankyboy42594 5 dagar sedan
2.8k down votes are from Russian trolls trying to make it seem illegitimate
gatocles99 12 dagar sedan
So, who gets to decide what is "true" and what is "misinformation"? The government should create a "Ministry of Truth" to protect us from "misinformation".
Dylan Antonacci
Dylan Antonacci 15 dagar sedan
Reddit is the epitome of misinformation. “Detecting misinformation by the community” is just another way of saying “downplaying content that doesn’t fit a moderators desired dialogue”. The pre-med subreddits are a great example of toxic misinformation and contributors
andrei i
andrei i 16 dagar sedan
you should do a video with Louis Rossmann about right to repair.
Zac Congo
Zac Congo Månad sedan
This video has been sitting in my WatchLater list for 11 months. Wow. I am so glad I kept it. Very informative and useful, and also hopeful as well. Equally relevant today. Probably more so. Shared to my Facebook and hoping some of my friends will too. Thank you for the work that you do. You make the world a little better, and a little smarter, every day. :-)
liquidloser Månad sedan
reddit has always been a cancerous cess pool and always will be
Ilja Lobanovs
Ilja Lobanovs Månad sedan
For example , conspiracy theories are popular , because people got questions , and they seek answers . People says that's 911 was an inside job , and people will go with it , since asking government leads to silence ... and people will take anything ....but not silence .
Luis Ribeiro
Luis Ribeiro Månad sedan
absolute cesspool website
Truck Jones
Truck Jones Månad sedan
Ignore the Democratic Party, Big Tech, Billionaires, Hollywood and News media.
Tyler513 Månad sedan
Easily implemented solution? Abolish karma.
Tyler513 Månad sedan
Odd how you get into karma farming yet don’t even highlight how inherently flawed a karma system is. I’ve said it before, but Reddit is the absolute best example of why pure Democracy (100% reliance on the popular vote) doesn’t work. Their self-policing and report function would be great - if it weren’t a site so heavily populate by one form of thought.
Mr. Fahrenheit
Mr. Fahrenheit Månad sedan
"A place for people to express their ideas and opinions" Except of your a trump supporter cuz then your subs get removed by the reddit mods
Mr. Fahrenheit
Mr. Fahrenheit Månad sedan
Go to r/politics
J 3
J 3 Månad sedan
You should do a series on VPNs and if they actually give you online privacy and anonymity, or if they're just marketing. thanks!
Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams Månad sedan
What a transition into your sponsorship 😂
Евгений Рыжков
Евгений Рыжков 2 månader sedan
Russian internet trolls working against Russian people to, and this is very sad
Emm Yuro
Emm Yuro 2 månader sedan
Reddit is a liberal echo chamber.
StarWolf 621
StarWolf 621 2 månader sedan
StarWolf watched this. Thanks for making this series, Destin!
memeluke 2 månader sedan
This was a super important and eye opening series of videos for me. Thank you for making them. Gave me plenty to think about and look more into.
Mary Lagua
Mary Lagua 2 månader sedan
Social media...hmmm..
Todd Anonymous
Todd Anonymous 2 månader sedan
Zuckerberg, Dorsey, and Goebbels - Experts in their field
Ben Bowmen
Ben Bowmen 2 månader sedan
How enlightening this is looking at it from today's perspective. These guys are so biased it's not even funny . And you can tell they're struggling to hide their bias .
Two Eye
Two Eye 2 månader sedan
It's so funny because democrat's think they are being censored
CanYaDigIt 2 månader sedan
These videos are perfect for my research on propaganda for my debate class! Thanks so much!
sasawedx 2 månader sedan
0:50 can someone explain why Destin used "You and I" instead of "You and me". English is not my primary language.
sasawedx 2 månader sedan
@D K Thanks! I just thought "it affects you and me" sounds more natural but wasn't sure xD
D K 2 månader sedan
He misspoke. It should be "You and me" as you've stated. If you remove the "you" it would read "it affects I", which doesn't make sense. However "it affects me" does. Hence, "it affects you and me".
Akhil Aryappatt
Akhil Aryappatt 2 månader sedan
But that ad at the end looked "tin foily"
Thomas Weir
Thomas Weir 3 månader sedan
All Social Media has tons and tons of state agents pumping out millions of false stories, conspiracy theories, manipulation etc. There are thousands of people sat in nondescript building in Moscow, Pyongyang and Beijing creating Facebook posts and groups, Instagram accounts etc. They attack the left and right of the political spectrum because they just want Democratic society to be at each other’s throats.
Liam Kerr
Liam Kerr 3 månader sedan
The best way to fight disinformation is with the right information.
Gurkaran Singh
Gurkaran Singh 3 månader sedan
Dude Reddit is for fun...we just post random fricked up stuff...and dark humour (subreddit) is whole about making fun of cops, black people and Muslims
TheCheesyLife 3 månader sedan
some of the most important videos on this platform
獅子猫又NiffirgkcaJ 3 månader sedan
I've read something online that Nestlé owns Reddit and moderators of some subreddits actively remove topics that mentions Nestlé. It's kinda interesting actually~
Hydro 5606
Hydro 5606 3 månader sedan
haha jokes on you ... i dont even know what reddit is nor do i want to know
Parker Imrie
Parker Imrie 3 månader sedan
Like, share, comment, folks. As a long-time SED subscriber, I wish I had seen these pop up in my suggested videos more.
Alt Stuff
Alt Stuff 3 månader sedan
Reddit blocks people for simply 'liking' a post, how scummy :)
Alt Stuff
Alt Stuff 3 månader sedan
if you look on Reddit for any kind of information, you're a f***ing idiot :)
Mike Ellertson
Mike Ellertson 3 månader sedan
Thanks for all the great information you publish. And if you want help with becoming more free from dependence on corporate sponsorship I might be able to help.
66dude 4 månader sedan
@SmarterEveryDay, where are the captions? Yes, there are Google AutoCaptions, but as you know, it's not always accurate. All your other videos have professional-looking captions. Thanks for listening!
SoundChaos 4 månader sedan
I'm so happy to see how few dislikes there are in this video. Even close family and friends been sucked in to this disinformation campaign and shares these dangerous posts. It's good to see almost a million people watch this that can hopefully see through the propaganda.
Marko B
Marko B 4 månader sedan
You are braindead naive lie swallower. Corona is hoax and cover up for new world order, dont be ape and use your head the way its supposed to be used, think for yourself.
Jon Doe
Jon Doe 4 månader sedan
Great content and very interesting. I love how this “new idea“ of being real and wholesome on the internet is something that we should be doing instead of saying the first thing that comes into our heads (I am willing to bet I have done it in the past as I have had ADHD since I was in middle school/junior high. While this is a great topic to talk about on the internet (which adds a certain irony) what about the people who actually believe what they believe? History has taught us that there are a lot of people that absolutely believe in some very weird and bizarre ideas such as the heaven’s gate people, secret and public cults, people like flat-earthers as well as flat-earthers. The list I’m sure goes on and on and the weirdest thing to emerge and it is all thanks to Reddit coincidentally is something called Creepy Pasta (I’m not going to talk about that since all I know about that is that the creations and backstories are a bit cool and that there is one of Michael Jackson lol). There are so many things on and off the internet with followings that are genuine to their cause and believe what they believe, yet a lot of it can also be misconstrued as Trolling. For example a lot of people believe and know that the earth is round and not flat. Some people genuinely do not believe in this. The reason being is that they only believe what they see rather than assimilating, deducing it logically, or looking at a globe. While we may laugh at them for this and think that they might be trolling there is a possibility that they aren’t. The best way to deal with a troll is to not let yourself become emotionally involved in the conversation and to never change who you are or how you are because of it. Getting mad or sad is letting the troll aka the internet bully know that they have power over you.
Matthew Phelps
Matthew Phelps 4 månader sedan
Is it a platform or a publisher? Platform: Disinformation doesn't exist. Publisher: Careful what you say, you could get sued. Pick a lane. You can only be one of these, not both.
Marko B
Marko B 4 månader sedan
Yup, destin is lying little puppet.
S A 4 månader sedan
Peak human intelligence... We now have educated human beings taking advice from other smart people on how to get things done. Great! But...instead of the people that run Reddit maybe verifying people like engineers, doctors and maybe esteemed professors, we now have bloggers and “journalists” that think they’re on the same level with their wisdom and principles dictating what is deemed true. Seems like a real bright business model when the internet is now global and now just in America and Europe. They care about ad revenue, while completely ignoring the economics long term.
Zenas Starchild
Zenas Starchild 4 månader sedan
One of the "bad actors" is called the Chines Communist Party (CCP). The CCP imprison and enslave people because of their ethnicity. The CCP forcibly removes the organs from prisoners of conscience. The CCP brutalizes anyone speaking in opposition to the party. The CCP has aggressively threatened Taiwan with invasion for decades. The CCP has conquered peaceable neighbors and plundered their resources, Tibet, Mongolia, East Turkestan and Hong Kong. The CCP perpetrated the Tiananmen square massacre that killed thousands of students on 4th of June 1989. Sense the CCP is willing to do this and more to their own citizens, what are they willing to do with us?
Mister z0rx
Mister z0rx 4 månader sedan
RIP Fancy word graph, not stonks at all >:(
ianh16 4 månader sedan
Great video, my only issue is that you seem to focus on Russian trolls/users causing issues in the US, you make it seem like other countries don't do the same. The US definitely do, as do most other countries in the world. Its a cyber weapon that is easily automated and at a low cost, the same way major news companies prioritise stories that will guide viewers in the direction they want.
Demetri Johnson’s siren videos!
Demetri Johnson’s siren videos! 5 månader sedan
11:58 Cool, you kept the smashed golf club!
Rappolt 5 månader sedan
I guess you wouldn't really get the honest answer of "Oh, yeah, we edit or remove almost anything high profile that we dislike - both posts and entire subreddits."
H8 GU 5 månader sedan
What a load of BS from Reddit. So many words and so little said.
Ash Hill
Ash Hill 5 månader sedan
How have so many people disliked this video? Everyone ought to be more like Destin! Thank you!
Stewart Mackay
Stewart Mackay 5 månader sedan
I find it ironic that at the end of this interesting video you made about problems with trolls & manipulation, you openly advocate a VPN company & plainly say that you don't like ads being served on you based on your location. Well, I'm not against VPN's, I used one myself sometimes, but they are commonly used by trolls to shield their location & disguise their IP addresses. Serving ads based on your location simply makes ads more relevant to you, the individual user. Why would I want to see an ad from an ice cream shop in New York when I am walking down the street in London? One of the main problems online in the 21st century, in my view, is complete anonymity. It allows many underhand activities. Lastly, one quick point that was made in your video. It certainly IS ok for someone to disagree with you, that is perfectly fine & just because someone does disagree, even strongly, that doesn't make them a troll. I'd be more worried if I went through life & everyone always agreed with me. However, it is also good to be pragmatic and use your own common sense. If you see something you are not sure about, try to check it out for yourself, whether you agree with it or not. You may find what you have read or seen is not actually the case. The point I am making is that in the digital age many people are too quick to believe the first thing they see. Sometimes it's worth just pausing and thinking for a moment.
Marko B
Marko B 4 månader sedan
@Colt 604 Exactly, destin is just doing what he is told and he is completely indoctrinated sheep.
Colt 604
Colt 604 4 månader sedan
He's been in the SEmost machine too long. He's just another shill for oppressive tech giants now.
Jason Knox
Jason Knox 5 månader sedan
In light of the last six months, I would ask you to revisit this issue. I heard the terms "State-Sponsored ACtor" and "Bad ACtor" mentioned. It has become glaringly obvious, to me at least, that the platforms themselves have become what they protest against. I don't want the platform to present me with a conservative OR progressive view... I want honest neutrality You Tube's ( Google ) war against firearms is an example. We are hobbyists trying to learn something, not terrorists. ( Insert Right-Wing Militia in Jackboots image here. ) I watch those channels as well as YOURS to learn interesting things. I do NOT need a bunch of technocrats in California to decide what I may see. Facebook's "Fact-Checking" is itself an outrageous farce. We're supposed to be intelligent adults... ( STOP laughing!) We should be able to make up our OWN minds! Dustin, I LOVE your videos. They are intelligent, well-produced, and informative. I suspect we are kindred spirits in that we both like things that go BANG!
Jason Knox
Jason Knox 4 månader sedan
@Colt 604 Yeah, you're probably right....
Colt 604
Colt 604 4 månader sedan
He's a newly minted shill for Reddit, do you think he's truly pro-2A? I'd probably hedge my bet on no.
Jules Concolato
Jules Concolato 5 månader sedan
Thank you for making these vidoes to educate us more about. the danger of socialmedia and how to avoid them.
King Wesley
King Wesley 5 månader sedan
I honestly can't with this video. The last guy was the only person that didn't look at all of this with rose colored glasses. These people talk like racism, hate speech, and intentional segregation isn't something that happens on a systematic basis. These systems only punish retaliation. Therefore the abuser is always going to be on top.
Deftones Dsm
Deftones Dsm 5 månader sedan
Reddit downvotes are used to hate on stuff you do not like. Only like twice have i had discussions on reddit. Usually its downvoted 100 times or argued AT not with. Very rarely is there a comment trying to see/show a different perspective. They either downvote it or just move on
Hopesedge 5 månader sedan
"You have been suspended for upvoting hateful content" Reddit is all about censorship because it has an agenda, if you want a platform to freely share ideas then it can't moderate things that aren't illegal, anything legal should be left up.
andrew kaufman
andrew kaufman 5 månader sedan
Lol I have covid
Keovar 5 månader sedan
7:00 - Seven upvotes to every one downvote is pretty close to the Zipf's law, which describes how things often break down to an 80%/20% split.
Polilla 5 månader sedan
I hate reddit and I never browse it. it is controlled by a bunch of authoritarian pricks.
mrmiyagi5 5 månader sedan
Don't use the website. That's how we beat it. Garbage site.
Disinformation Handbook
Disinformation Handbook 5 månader sedan
Disinformation is all around us. Join us in dismantling it 🔨💥
cravinbob 5 månader sedan
"moderation" is manipulation. "Politically correct" is nothing more than compelled speech or expression. Let the free people speak and they will reveal themselves but it is up to you to figure what you are really seeing and reading.
altgenesis 5 månader sedan
What makes you think they are Russians? Because the MSM told you? The FBI told you? What if an American firm is doing these attacks and making it look like it came from a Russian hacker? The CIA can do just that. Who stands to benefit the most from interference in the election and has the might of the MSM, DOJ, CIA, facebook, Google, YOuTube, behind them? Demon-Rat party is the one who benefits. Who is now trying to censor legitimate accounts, not the Russian trolls. The Demon-Rat party. Wake up. You are being manipulated and it ain't Russia. There are trolls everywhere trying to make money mostly and a few larpists out there. But China and Iran are serious about attacking us ever since American Military attacked their nuclear centrifuges with the stuck virus or what ever they called it. China and Iran have their own intranet. They aren't stupid enough to be on the internet in their country. China and Iran don't want Trump to win. They want the Kamala Biden crime family to win. Why do you see so many calls to censor legitmate doctors who come in front of the whitehouse not anonymously risking their career to tell us the truth and they are censored. The anonymous ones are the ones telling the lies. Stop listening to these anonymous posts as gospel and stop listening to the MSM and listen to these doctors who put their real names out there and risk their career on the line. Protest in front of CNN and SEmost for censoring the truth or we are all doomed .
altgenesis 5 månader sedan
I'm sorry but Reddit has rules and the community knows what those rules are and the person kicked off knows why they were kicked off. SEmost just kicks you off no explanation or they only enforce the rules on conservatives and not Demon-Rats or you think you know what the rules are but they change the rules and invoke mystery rules at any time. Same with twitter and facebook. Now people go to bitchute and PayPal banned bitchute. Censorship in the real world. Welcome to Orwell's 1984 Ministry of Truth that runs every aspect of a person's life. It's here now hiding under all this "noise". Soon you will not be able to buy or sell without the mark of the beast. It will start with airline travel, then trains, buses. And you want autonomous cars? What makes you think they will let you travel at all without the mark? Then the barriers will go up like in Israel. It's coming slowly. I now have to have my ID scanned at the liquor store before I can go and buy liquor. They don't want to just see it, they want to scan it. They want my picture and upload it into their database. They say it will be deleted after 30 days. What about the next visit? Another 30 days? Why do they retain it at all for that long? Aren't they just comparing the data to see ..... what? They say it is for theft deterrent. But they let people steal without stopping them. They are slowly turning up the heat until it is too late for the frog to jump out of the pot.
RiPandtear 5 månader sedan
How you beat it is on the individual. Make an effort to be informed and look at everything from a neutral perspective. Form your own view but also admit the possibility you may be mistaken. Swallow your ego and make an attempt to not attack others for not sharing your view on something.
Economist from Hell
Economist from Hell 5 månader sedan
Brilliant post - keep it up!
Logan Swepston
Logan Swepston 5 månader sedan
Its funny how you said you can express your opinion on reddit
Stephen Bridges
Stephen Bridges 6 månader sedan
you can die from CV. if you're 79. or you have bad luck at 1/10000, same as driving a car
dubbeliga scheisshausmugg
dubbeliga scheisshausmugg 6 månader sedan
stupidOnThisDay! Destin this isn't smart at all! censoring doesn't lead to anything except war, against citizens or others, psychological or deadly!
tjbtech 6 månader sedan
I have an idea. Let's package Reddit propaganda contrary to all experience and reason as a friendly, "we're just looking out for you" video and encourage the disturbing trend of censorship and group-think by social media sites.
Preston Warren
Preston Warren 6 månader sedan
Not to be a troll - but this series need to be expanded to the news media. From MY opinion, other then FOX news (to a degree) - the news media has a politically liberal agenda they are pushing. News outlets should survey and report, period. But they don't, seemingly ever. They pick, choose and spin stories to influence their audience. I find this much more damaging to the American culture than Facebook, Twitter, SEmost or Reddit.
kona25 6 månader sedan
Is that barbecue sauce that show's up on your chin at 23:26? Wow, I've been watching SmarterEveryDay too long, I'll let myself out.
kona25 6 månader sedan
Can we all stop and appreciate Destin's freaking adorable little giggle at 23:48.
Tim Walters
Tim Walters 6 månader sedan
Trolls are real people, kind of like hecklers at a comedy show - annoying but completely legitimate. Should not be confused with the real abuse this series was mostly focused on..
Kinky Bastard
Kinky Bastard 6 månader sedan
Not a single word about how you all decided these were exactly Russian trolls.
Sir McGurrgles
Sir McGurrgles 6 månader sedan
“You have been banned from participating in....” “Why?” “You have been muted for 3 days”
God Månad sedan
r/funny in a nutshell
Centorea 88
Centorea 88 4 månader sedan
Reddit moderation is somehow worse than 4chan. At least when you get banned on there they tell you why.
Matt Smith
Matt Smith 6 månader sedan
awesome series destin
Matt Majcan
Matt Majcan 6 månader sedan
"how do you combat misinformation while still maintaining reddit as a place for free discussion?" You DONT. the 2 goals are completely opposed and incompatible. Reddit isnt responsible for educating people or keeping them safe. People need to EDUCATE themselves and learn critical thinking skills. And if they cant they shouldnt be using social media in the first place. We need to stop thinking that social media sites need to control free speech. Thats so wrong on so many levels. Combatting misinfo is the responsibility of the individual who consumes that info. "there are things that hit the front page that shouldnt." that right there is manipulation and pushing a certain agenda. THAT is misinformation. You dont fight misinfo with more misinfo and censorship, you fight it with education
Tanner Dale
Tanner Dale 3 månader sedan
I agree 100%. " There are things that hit the front page that shouldn't", as such, is extremely controlling and manipulative. The contextual reasoning behind "shouldn't" is very important. Should it not appear because a majority of its upvotes (and therefor it's perceived validity and importance) came from accounts that can be unquestionably verified to a single user, like bot farms? Or, should it not appear because it's subject matter goes against the beliefs and agendas of the Reddit higher ups, like mods and execs? The first situation makes sense, to an extent, when verified correctly. The later, however, is textbook misinformation.
Matt Majcan
Matt Majcan 6 månader sedan
And thinking that reddit is hands off is a hilarious notion. its extremely controlled and targeted to create echo chambers and promote certain narratives. Look at r/politics for 5 minutes and you'll see what I mean. And if you make a comment that gets downvoted, you'll have a limit set on you to not let you post more than once per 10 minutes which can sometimes last days especially if your post is in a popular topic and continues to collect downvotes. Its literally creating a horde of brainwashed people. I'm on like account number 5 because subreddits hand out bans like candy, if a mod sees a heavily downvoted post they'll just immediately ban the account and that will be that, no explanation given, no warning, no reason why other than to preserve the narrative they are pushing.
Matt Majcan
Matt Majcan 6 månader sedan
ghislaine maxwell was one of the most influential content creators and moderators on reddit. I wish more people realized this. That should give some indication as to the shady kinds of things going on behind the scenes. social media isnt just fun and games, its literally a competition for global domination
WRHobba 6 månader sedan
everyone that voted for trump is a Russian bot, a reddit user's guide to political discourse
WRHobba 6 månader sedan
reddit use their platform to edit peoples opinions and ban those who don't conform, ie. thedonald
Et V
Et V 6 månader sedan
Reddit has become a propaganda machine. Don't believe me? Try offering a well-reasoned and elegantly expressed critique of something which goes against the site's prevailing views and count the number of minutes it takes for the wannabe NKVD to delete it. Promoting a biased opinion or view and then censoring all criticisms of it is what Reddit does best. Well, maybe second best after knowingly spreading misinformation. The Reddit of the past was "a place to freely exchange ideas and opinions", but that has not been the case for a number of years now. Reddit today is about as reliable and trustworthy as Russian or Chinese state media.
Ass Whole
Ass Whole 6 månader sedan
Hey Destin, a VPN is not a magical switch that you turn on to get anonymity. There is a lot more to it than that. You are selling snake oil.
danpat72 6 månader sedan
Chris from Reddit even looks like a SJW
danpat72 6 månader sedan
It is NOT free to express ideas! Reddit is severely controlled by the left progressives and democrats and if you question or debate anything that goes against their narrative then your account gets terminated
Lasse Lahti
Lasse Lahti 6 månader sedan
Imagine how this is here at the "eastern border of the west", Finland. :D In here this does not limit to internet, it is all over the politics, like we had many "Trumps". Ok in US there´s alot goin on on the streets also, I´m not saying that polarization is not seen in US outside internet, deffinetly it is. But it seems the way that "trolling" on the internet has kinda same mechanisms but the "attacks" from outside are not so much the "maingear" here, but still we sit kinda in the middle of the hybrid war(s). (pointing to east and also littlebit to west, we are not a NATO country also, but still not at least Russian country) What I´m saying is that it seems that here in Finland the disifnormantion has spreaded differently. Instead of few "main troll pages" we have trolling everywhere, even in the prime ministers Twitter wall (Sanna Marin). Can there be another reasons for "different feeling" here that here in Finland we have whole eastern boarder towards Russia. OFC we have samekind of alt.right movement here also, but even that spreads differently, we dont like have KKK or that stuff, but in ppl´s minds we still are "im bunden with Hitler" and other kind of BS. I tried to explain this as not political towards any direction as I could so please be gentle on commenting.. (see I already have assuming that trolls are coming to this direction when I comment, but phew this was not a Finnish channel... :) Thanks for great and important video! _Peace, Lasse, Finland_
Sagar Prasad
Sagar Prasad 6 månader sedan
Once while using reddit I saw someone state 5 years old facts and insulting my country so I corrected him with a source and told him to stfu . He received over 100 upvotes and I received over 40 DOWNVOTES . I stoped using reddit.
John Doe
John Doe 6 månader sedan
17:17 - "It's hard to win a war without a map." - Jeremy Blackburn, iDrama Lab
Lorie Fernandez
Lorie Fernandez 6 månader sedan
Thank you so much discussing, clarifying, and informing me on this topic. You're doing a great job! And, I thoroughly enjoyed all the videos in this mini series. Thank you!
snteevveetns 7 månader sedan
your body language throughout your interviews with Reddit people is very telling (arms crossed, leaned back in your chair) tells me you were not open to what they were saying... LoL I love your content Destin! I also love your realization of how you treat people, you remember the 2nd commandment - Love thy neighbor as thyself. Stay safe friend!
Retloch 7 månader sedan
Thanks for making this series, Destin. Very entertaining and informative.
Cerebral 7 månader sedan
I wonder how much they pay Destin to make these apologist videos for these companies.
Colt 604
Colt 604 6 månader sedan
Remember when this channel used to be about science? Now it's about staying monetized.
Miqu 7 månader sedan
Thanks Destin for making this video. This basically explains my point of view on life, that being never not check both sides of the coin and the side of it. By that I mean never let one side take you over so you cant see the other opposing side. That and just being you not a persona (for example) on the internet, cause whats the point if its just gonna result in people being more paranoid about who theyre dealing with. If youre someone that likes making people laugh and you do it under a persona go for it, it wont hurt anyone if you admit its just you trying to make someone laugh (for example)
NJ Devil Dan
NJ Devil Dan 7 månader sedan
Dude you're a breath of fresh air. This is youtube gold.
Nomad 7 månader sedan
Nah. Trolling is human's nature. Russian didn't organize it. Russian did that naturally. And Reddit will be screwed if Chinese speaks English and have access to it.
Michael Walako
Michael Walako 7 månader sedan
YOu actually had some interesting videos. Now it's just leftist trash.
QuantumBullet ✔️
QuantumBullet ✔️ 7 månader sedan
Also depends on if you government or president listens to sources like that.
Paul S
Paul S 7 månader sedan
personally I'm only active on 1 sub, and occasionally see a random troll, but it's a sub that is fringe to mainstream Reddit. On seeing a troll, I'm 2-3x more likely to flame the troll and logically break down their post to point out inaccuracies and mistakes, but seldom does the troll ever revisit the post, making me think they are just trying to farm karma and/or are a bot. world news and headline reports don't gain much attention in our sub tho, due to it's content so bots and trolls don't gain hardly anything by posting in our sub and may actually receive neg's and be reported. at the very least, they get flagged for the boot
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