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  • SmarterEveryDay

    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. UZmilk Algorithm Manipulation: uzmilk.info/number/aLZ9zm6EqKF6kpg/video.html Twitter Algorithm Manipulsion: uzmilk.info/number/jZNns56JZqqqgZg/video.html Facebook Manipulation: uzmilk.info/number/fb-Vr6qHbIh-or0/video.html The Future of War and how it affects you: uzmilk.info/number/qLWKup2bmYOniKk/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

    • goodest goy
      goodest goy

      you're smart enough to figure out why people dislike total suppression of the scientific method

    • F. RC
      F. RC

      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

      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

      If you honestly wonder what’s going on here. Contact me

    • Iamthenoi

      Destin, you've taught me a lot over the years... but i like your self learning moments even more

  • Games That I Play
    Games That I Play

    What you do is just hire the 50 cent army to updoot something and have mods wipe out what they don't want said or eliminate the entire sub Reddits. Then when the "disinofmration" turns out to be true... and the accepted real information turns out to be disinformation... who cares? I'm looking at you Jusse Smollete and "Trumpers killed an officer with a fire extinguisher."

  • Brian

    How do you control government officials distributing disinformation Destin? Don't worry I know you won't consider this as a problem, forget about it. 🤦🤦

  • Helliskron

    you should look in AHS and the child diddler known as bardfinn

  • deinemuddaisdoof

    reddit itself is a joke

  • Glenn McM
    Glenn McM

    I'm just seeing these videos, I know I'm a little behind. I want to say though, as great as all your videos are, I'm surprised that YOU'RE surprised about criminals trying to sneak their way into something. That has been happening since the very first tick on the clock of life. They have been trying to manipulate bank vaults, burglar alarms, etc., like I said, since forever ago. I am glad you are trying to make the average person aware of what's right under their noses, literally though, because those are the people who believe, "everything on the internet is true and real". I hope I'm not too late with this for you to still see it. Great job even still.

  • Clinton Woody
    Clinton Woody

    Censoring what people say and thanks is wrong if you disagree with what they say you just keep scrolling no one's making you read the information or forcing you to believe it book by censoring what they say and believe you make yourself out to be a Marxist it takes time to disprove information just because it hurts your feelings you can't say it's not true

  • Clinton Woody
    Clinton Woody

    Feelings aren't facts and fact don't give a f*** about your feelings

  • Clinton Woody
    Clinton Woody

    Censoring information is more dangerous than the virus just because someone has an opinion that you don't agree with doesn't mean that what they're saying isn't factual people were censored for saying that the virus came from a lab when they were no evidence showing that it didn't come from a lab when the lab is less than 2000 yards from the wet market telling people what they can and cannot say is more dangerous to a free Society then the virus censoring what people say to influence what they think is fascism

  • jwc7215

    The problem with most of these social media sites is that as much as they fight misinformation, they engage in it just as often.

  • Zlatan Onkovic
    Zlatan Onkovic

    By far the best method for every conversation on the internet is the former StackExchange principle "assume best intentions". If somebody says something that makes you feel riled up, assume that this person just doesn't know any better and take your time to correct them in a friendly manner.

  • Dol l
    Dol l

    What is reddit?😏

  • Scavenger Awesome
    Scavenger Awesome

    " Disinformation " More like .. silence speech if you don't like it or you don't agree

  • Chris White
    Chris White

    Every 7 up votes there’s 1 down vote.. 80% 20% balance VSauce taught us

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader

    You cant remove voices while allowing freedom of speech. You can have all (legal)speech or no speech, there is no middle ground.

  • Tom Fernandez
    Tom Fernandez

    I don’t comment much but feel I should share that this series totally earned my subscription and I appreciate what you do. Well done mate =D

  • dream man
    dream man

    Disinformation, is still information. And last time I recall, information is Free speech

  • Richard Looch
    Richard Looch

    "russians". we need to stop being close minded. we have other international enemies. NK, china, iran are all most likely at play in these trolls.

  • not joe king
    not joe king

    I quit reddit when they killed theDonald. Reddit practices censure thru omission.

  • Exoplanets8

    I see Reddit, I Hate

  • grilledsushi

    Reddit lol

  • Azelketh

    This video itself comes across and manipulative information warfare.

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  • vipero07

    You should cover amazon and what they aren't doing to curb fake reviews.

  • 🦆

    It seems like the biggest problem is not the misinformation, but the average person's ability to use critical thinking skills and proper judgment when seeing that info.

  • Robert Harrelson
    Robert Harrelson

    Is smarter everyday 2 legit. I didn’t look.

  • FuinOhtar

    Reddit is such a vile echo chamber.

  • Alex Miller
    Alex Miller

    its a leftist masturbation station

  • hognoxious

    When you say reddit, what do you mean? Central or the subs, it's like federal vs state. And some of then subs are like Arkansas..

  • Adam Dirks
    Adam Dirks

    What a joke. Reddit is one of the worst about silencing people they don't agree with.

  • James Nash
    James Nash

    It's hard to take any social media or news media outlet seriously. They all have their narratives, conscious or unconscious.

  • OneCupOfCoffee204

    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

    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

    2.8k down votes are from Russian trolls trying to make it seem illegitimate

  • gatocles99

    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".

    • scorpion19142001

      That reads like censorship to me!

  • Dylan Antonacci
    Dylan Antonacci

    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

    you should do a video with Louis Rossmann about right to repair.

  • Zac Congo
    Zac Congo

    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

    reddit has always been a cancerous cess pool and always will be

  • Ilja Lobanovs
    Ilja Lobanovs

    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

    absolute cesspool website

  • Truck Jones
    Truck Jones

    Ignore the Democratic Party, Big Tech, Billionaires, Hollywood and News media.

  • Tyler513

    Easily implemented solution? Abolish karma.

  • Tyler513

    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

    "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

    Go to r/politics

  • J 3
    J 3

    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

    What a transition into your sponsorship 😂

  • Евгений Рыжков
    Евгений Рыжков

    Russian internet trolls working against Russian people to, and this is very sad

  • M Yurick
    M Yurick

    Reddit is a liberal echo chamber.

  • StarWolf 621
    StarWolf 621

    StarWolf watched this. Thanks for making this series, Destin!

  • memeluke

    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

    Social media...hmmm..

  • Todd Anonymous
    Todd Anonymous

    Zuckerberg, Dorsey, and Goebbels - Experts in their field

  • Ben Bowmen
    Ben Bowmen

    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

    It's so funny because democrat's think they are being censored

  • CanYaDigIt

    These videos are perfect for my research on propaganda for my debate class! Thanks so much!

  • sasawedx

    0:50 can someone explain why Destin used "You and I" instead of "You and me". English is not my primary language.

    • sasawedx

      @D K Thanks! I just thought "it affects you and me" sounds more natural but wasn't sure xD

    • D K
      D K

      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

    But that ad at the end looked "tin foily"

  • Thomas Weir
    Thomas Weir

    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

    The best way to fight disinformation is with the right information.

  • Gurkaran Singh
    Gurkaran Singh

    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

    some of the most important videos on this platform

  • 獅子猫又NiffirgkcaJ

    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

    haha jokes on you ... i dont even know what reddit is nor do i want to know

  • Parker Imrie
    Parker Imrie

    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

    Reddit blocks people for simply 'liking' a post, how scummy :)

  • Alt Stuff
    Alt Stuff

    if you look on Reddit for any kind of information, you're a f***ing idiot :)

  • Mike Ellertson
    Mike Ellertson

    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

    @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

    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.

    • scorpion19142001

      @Marko B Why do YOU talk Like that?

    • Marko B
      Marko B

      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

    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.

    • scorpion19142001

      Very nicely said.. Cheers friend from Larry

  • Matthew Phelps
    Matthew Phelps

    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

      Yup, destin is lying little puppet.

  • S A
    S A

    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

    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

    RIP Fancy word graph, not stonks at all >:(

  • ianh16

    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.

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    Demetri Johnson’s siren videos!

    11:58 Cool, you kept the smashed golf club!

  • Rappolt

    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."

  • Fan Gugel
    Fan Gugel

    What a load of BS from Reddit. So many words and so little said.

  • Ash Hill
    Ash Hill

    How have so many people disliked this video? Everyone ought to be more like Destin! Thank you!

  • Stewart Mackay
    Stewart Mackay

    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

      @Colt 604 Exactly, destin is just doing what he is told and he is completely indoctrinated sheep.

    • Colt 604
      Colt 604

      He's been in the UZmilk machine too long. He's just another shill for oppressive tech giants now.

  • Jason Knox
    Jason Knox

    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

      @Colt 604 Yeah, you're probably right....

    • Colt 604
      Colt 604

      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

    Thank you for making these vidoes to educate us more about. the danger of socialmedia and how to avoid them.

  • King Wesley
    King Wesley

    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

    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

    "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.

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      Darth Vader


  • andrew kaufman
    andrew kaufman

    Lol I have covid

  • Keovar

    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

    I hate reddit and I never browse it. it is controlled by a bunch of authoritarian pricks.

  • mrmiyagi5

    Don't use the website. That's how we beat it. Garbage site.

  • Disinformation Handbook
    Disinformation Handbook

    Disinformation is all around us. Join us in dismantling it 🔨💥

  • cravinbob

    "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

    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 UZmilk for censoring the truth or we are all doomed .

  • altgenesis

    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. UZmilk 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

    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

    Brilliant post - keep it up!

  • Michael Stocker
    Michael Stocker

    The best thing one could possibly do for one's mental health is deactivate reddit. They are manipulating us with social media induced dopamine hits, and then try to keep us at each others throats to increase "engagement". It's pretty disgusting. The same applies to you tube, but at least here you don't have to label yourself with flair (AKA a target), or have to be a member for over a year to make a post. The creators manipulate their audiences as well to create large groups of people with similar ideologies to create bubbles. Research has shown that groups of social media users who hold similar, exclusionary views are extremely easy to manipulate.

  • Logan Swepston
    Logan Swepston

    Its funny how you said you can express your opinion on reddit

  • Stephen Bridges
    Stephen Bridges

    you can die from CV. if you're 79. or you have bad luck at 1/10000, same as driving a car

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