So research shows that youtube is fuelling the belief that the planet earth is flat, Researchers from Texas Tech University interviewed 30 people at the Flat Earthers annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2017, and again last year in Denver, Colorado, about how they came to the conclusion the Earth is a disc, rather than a sphere.
It was reported that people watching youtube videos of other conspiracies like man’s landing on the moon, would get videos of the earth being flat lined up and being played automatically.
False information in a video doesn’t necessarily violate YouTube’s guidelines unless it involves hate speech, harassment, or scams, but ultimately it’s determined on a case by case basis. So it’s a challenge for the YouTube algorithm to pick up all content that could potentially be harmful.
In 2017, a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that some people like believing in conspiracy theories because they want to be original. Astronomer Stuart Clark told Business Insider that people may decide to believe the earth is flat simply to avoid the reality of science when it gets too complicated, and therefore accept mere, simple and comfortable myths.
Let us know what you believe in, do you believe it Round or flat.