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The nightmare videos of children’s YouTube — and what’s wrong with the internet today | James Bridle

Writer and master James Bridle shows a gloom, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for marketing revenue. From “surprise egg” divulges and the “Finger Family Song” to algorithmically developed mashups of familiar cartoon personas in murderous places, these videos employ and scare young thoughts — and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven life is manager. “We need to stop thinking about engineering as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a navigate to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them, ” Bridle says.

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About the author, Gregg Kell

Entrepreneur, Business Success Partner and Shaping The Future Podcast Host.

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