This is extremely disconcerting. Every 3rd YouTube ad I’ve seen for the last few weeks has been PragerU. It bills itself as an educational centrist system, but in reality it espouses extreme right wing idelogies via revisionist history and data manipulation. The ads are very subtle in a terrifying way, and I’m afraid they will truly influence a lot of kids, as many (not all) of the ads are directed right to the children and young adults who use it most. some are directed right to kids who use it most.
It’s all done with careful writing and while a little research led me to the real reason this is happening (yet another far right billionaire trying to brainwash the masses), unless someone is seeking reality they will be tricked. One of their campaigns is “fossil fuels are green”. The others devolve into how unfettered unregulated Capitalism and nearly non existent taxes is the only hope for the country.
I’m trying to stay away from a lot of political stuff because at times I feel like I cannot handle how subversive and, is it wrong to use the word “evil”? the right wing has become and it feels like it drowns me daily. So here I’ve been trying to watch some delightful BBC comedy on YouTube that is nowhere else, yet can’t escape the right wing propaganda machine even there.
I fear for our country and this world so much and am so powerless to help.