Studies have shown that YouTube plays an important role in convincing some people that the Earth is flat. On it informs “bi-Bi-si”.
The researchers interviewed 30 people at the two conferences of the supporters of the theory of a flat Earth and found that it is often the argument they cited a video viewed on YouTube.
“On YouTube a lot of useful information, but also a lot of misinformation. The belief that the Earth is flat, is not in itself necessarily harmful, but it is linked to a distrust of institutions and authorities in General,” said Professor Ashley Landrum from Texas tech University, which conducted the study.
According to her, scientists need to create their own videos on the site that would have struggled with the misinformation.