VOX-Pol is pleased to make the article Down the (White) Rabbit Hole: The Extreme Right and Online Recommender Systems, published in 2014 in the Journal Social Science Computer Review open access. The research is a multidisciplinary collaboration between University College Dublin School of Computer Science & Informatics and Dublin City University School of Law & Government.
The paper analyses YouTube the recommendation service, specifically extreme right video content which contravene hate laws. YouTube’s position as the most popular video-sharing platform has resulted in it playing an important role in the online strategy of the extreme right, and this article examines its potential lived effects.
You can read our blog post about the article HERE, and read the article in full HERE.