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

Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From “surprise egg” reveals and the “Finger Family Song” to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these videos exploit and terrify young minds — and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven world is headed. “We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide 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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What Is the Sexiest Way to Die?

Katie hosts a philosophical discussion on the sexiest way to die, joined by fellow great minds Raph, Ally, and Brennan.

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CAST
Katie Marovitch
Raphael Chestang
Brennan Lee Mulligan
Ally Beardsley

CREW
Director – Michael Schaubach
Writer – Katie Marovitch
Producer – Jessie Hixenbaugh
Production Coordinator – Olivia Aguilar
Editor –  Eve Hinz

CH Does The Purge (Full Version!)

In honor of the upcoming Purge movie, here’s our whole Purge series strung together!

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How technology can fight extremism and online harassment | Yasmin Green

Can technology make people safer from threats like violent extremism, censorship and persecution? In this illuminating talk, technologist Yasmin Green details programs pioneered at Jigsaw (a unit within Alphabet Inc., the collection of companies that also includes Google) to counter radicalization and online harassment — including a project that could give commenters real-time feedback about how their words might land, which has already increased spaces for dialogue. “If we ever thought that we could build an internet insulated from the dark side of humanity, we were wrong,” Green says. “We have to throw our entire selves into building solutions that are as human as the problems they aim to solve.”

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