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How YouTube Serves as the Content Engine of the Internet’s Dark Side

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Joseph Bernstein, writing for BuzzFeed:

    But it’s on YouTube where he really goes to work. Since Nov. 4, four days before the election, Seaman has uploaded 136 videos, more than one a day. Of those, at least 42 are about Pizzagate. The videos, which tend to run about eight to fifteen minutes, typically consist of Seaman, a young, brown-haired man with glasses and a short beard, speaking directly into a camera in front of a white wall. He doesn’t equivocate: Recent videos are titled “Pizzagate Will Dominate 2017, Because It Is Real” and “#PizzaGate New Info 12/6/16: Link To Pagan God of Pedophilia/Rape.”

    Seaman has more than 150,000 subscribers. His videos, usually preceded by preroll ads for major brands like Quaker Oats and Uber, have been watched almost 18 million times, which is roughly the number of people who tuned in to last year’s season finale of NCIS, the most popular show on television.

  2. shawnhyphenray


    Pizzagate? What the #!$@ is that?

    Edit: I googled it. Still a little confused but at least it's not some stupid made up like hipster thing that I assumed it'd be.
  3. Crisp X

    Don't stop looking at me Supporter

    It's made up, and it's way worse than what you thought it was. It dangerously escalated and some people still believe it happened.
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  4. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Especially Alex Jones. Jesus Christ that guy has some weird ass rants.
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  5. shawnhyphenray


    Oh really? Jesus
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  6. Crisp X

    Don't stop looking at me Supporter

    Yeah pretty sure someone took it seriously and shooted people at that place, I don't remember what happened exactly
  7. Behind the Barricade

    Then again, him being high and drunk on Rogan's podcast was one of the best things I've ever heard.
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  8. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    That's what I'm talking about haha. "Intergalactic pedophiles are taking over the planet!!!"
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  9. Behind the Barricade

    It's funny, him being intoxicated actually lead to his ADD spinning out of control. You know it's bad when Eddie Bravo of all people are trying to calm him down and stay on 1 topic. The cool part about it was that he had 85,000 viewers watching it live on his YouTube and I'm assuming it's one of Rogan's most downloaded episodes. As a fellow podcaster (on a very smaller scale), it's great when this media actually has an audience and I'm not doing it just for myself.
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