Very late in the process of making this I decided to change the name, largely because the moment I made the original title “YouTube and the Business of Exploiting Children” public in a promotional Tweet I realized that there was an entire constellation of related issues that I wanted to talk about. From channels that exist to get kids hooked on gambling to parents subjecting their children to abusive conditions as “pranks”, there’s a lot of shady stuff going on. In that context, weird spam and unsettling videos about poop didn’t rank high enough to warrant burning a title that good.
James Bridle “Something is Wrong on the Internet” https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2
H3H3 “Toy Channels are Ruining Society” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBWf6Zvn0jQ
Down the Rabbit Hole “Finger Family Videos” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NceTdz8KlYU
Retsupurae “Joker Mouse Lethal Injection” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5If1ZWfNoJM
Written and performed by Dan Olson