What is allowed to be online, stay online and spread online? And, who decides what is harmful, and when that content should be removed? This expanded documentary project by Caroline Sinders explores harmful content, conspiracy theories, and hate videos on YouTube.
"People are now more acutely aware of the way in which ideas can transform and mutate through the (inter)net, and have their own “life”, so to speak. I personally think of the internet itself as a complex entity, like a living organism, expanding and contracting. Its territories are as far-reaching as they are controlled".
The internet has become an ideal medium for the dissemination of unfounded conspiracies and disinformation and the reinforcement...
For the (conspiracy) theorist, the beauty of images is that they have the power to become simultaneously a source of proof and doubt. Look again, don’t you see that? There it is. Gone.
These images, drawn from films made by members of the YouTube conspiracy theorist community, are presented as evidence for the radically heterodox alternate worldviews of their original creators.