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YouTube Videos Are Targeting Muslims, Women in India, Study Says

  • Bitter, insulting language is gaining popularity on platform
  • India’s 450 million YouTube user base almost double of US

Influencers backing India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party have used YouTube videos to spread conspiracy theories and hateful content targeting Muslims and women in the biggest market for the platform by user base, according to a report by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

The NYU Stern Center report highlighted the case of India to press Alphabet Inc.’s Google-owned video platform to look at its recommendations to boost content moderation and disclose information on how algorithms recommend and remove content.