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Study blames YouTube for spread of Flat Earth movement


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Study blames YouTube for spread of Flat Earth movement
Is YouTube partially responsible for the Flat Earth movement?

 

 

 

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In brief: Most of those questioned said they stumbled upon the Flat Earth idea while watching conspiracy videos on topics ranging from 9/11 and the Sandy Hook school shooting to whether or not the moon landing was fake.

YouTube is being blamed for the sharp rise in the number of people who believe the Earth is flat.

Researchers from Texas Tech University attended the world’s largest gathering of Flat Earthers in 2017 and 2018. During the conferences, interviews were conducted with 30 attendees that revealed a pattern regarding their beliefs.

Of the 30 people interviewed, all but one said they had not considered the Earth to be flat two years ago but changed their views after watching videos supporting the idea on YouTube. The other person learned of the idea after his daughter and son-in-law – who had seen Flat Earth videos on YouTube – told him about it.

 

 

Lead researcher Asheley Landrum presented her findings at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this past weekend. Landrum said YouTube’s algorithms make it easy to “end up going down the rabbit hole by presenting information to people who are going to be more susceptible to it.”

YouTube in January said it was taking steps to reduce recommendations of “borderline” content that comes close to – but doesn’t quite violate – its community guidelines, like videos claiming the Earth is flat and those promoting miracle cures for grave illnesses.

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The Earth is neither flat nor its round, its just how we perceive it. Everything around is kind of electronically created just like a videogame and it runs in a loop. That's why every heavenly body seems to be round or spherical. Travel to any direction and ultimately you will end up where you started be it our Earth, the Solar system, our galaxy or the Universe itself.

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Elon Musk and several Scientists believe in a simulated universe or simulation hypothesis. so whats the difference between believing the earth is flat with the earth is a simulation? if we are indeed a simulation then it is also logically, likely possible that the earth is indeed flat. 

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For some Aboriginal communities the 'Dreamtime' is: 1) a past reality [Tiwi, Wuradjeri, Jigalong], 2) at the same time a past reality and a concurrent reality with the present reality [Mardudjara, Murngin, Wailbiri, Ooldea, Warrabri]. For those communities where the 'Dreamtime' is at the same time a past reality and a concurrent reality with the present these are two variations: a) the concurrent reality is parallel with the present [Murngin, Wailbiri, Ooldea, Warrabri]. b) the concurrent reality is V VI within the present reality [Murinbata, Mardudjara].

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interesting read

 

 

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