Mark Bergen – Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to Global Domination

Bloomberg News reporter Mark Bergen reveals the story of how YouTube changed the world through untamed freedom of speech.

In conversations about the role of Big Tech in the spread of misinformation and propaganda, YouTube rarely receives the same attention as Facebook, Twitter, and its parent company Google. But alongside the cat videos and video game streamers, counteless extremists have found a found on the platform – and their actions sometimes have real-world, life-and-death consequences.

In this episode of the podcast, Bloomberg News journalist Mark Bergen tells the story of YouTube: how it upended traditional media, created stars of everyday people, and grew into a ruthless advertising conglomerate with little regard for its impact beyond the bottom line.

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