Film Theory: Is Fake News KILLING the Internet?

  • Published: 23 December 2016
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    It's that time of year again, time for eggnog, caroling, and RANTING about the BREAKDOWN OF THE INTERNET! You know, usual holiday stuff. In all seriousness, though, for those who are new to my channels, once a year I like to delve beyond movies and video games and theorize about the platform I love and spent literally all of my time: YouTube. This year on Film theory the topic of the day is FAKE NEWS and why fake news and clickbait have been so prominent on RUclip this year. Seriously, they've been huge issues that everyone has been talking about and that every single one of you watching have been suckered into at one point or another. So where is it coming from? And more importantly, what do we DO about it? Well, I guess you clicked the video to find out... ;)

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Comments • 24 404

  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists   3 years back

    If you're seeing this, have a GREAT HOLIDAY!

  • Lane
    Lane  7 days back

    2:45 Ha ha ha I get it because he has no friends ha ha ha ha

    *You have friends mat pat don’t deny it

    • strikezrow
      strikezrow  1 weeks back

      I endorse Bowser... For Nintendo president!
      No one can replace our guy Reggie though...

      • Oakenshield 49
        Oakenshield 49  2 weeks back

        This is why i dont read news

        • Ethan Gale
          Ethan Gale  2 weeks back

          R.I.P those people who use a school chrombook and are not allowed to download things like adblocker

          • Rambling Hyena
            Rambling Hyena  3 weeks back

            Wait what? Someone though Fidel Castro was a baseball star? Who? Who is stupid enough to believe the communist leader of Cuba is a baseball star?

            • Professor Kacy
              Professor Kacy  3 weeks back

              Matpat reminds me of J. Johns Jamason. He isn't afraid to tell it like it is

              • Alex Holts
                Alex Holts  3 weeks back

                6:53 it isn't easy, I'll tell you that but it's preferable to being buzzed by the fuzz by using an ad blocker

                • person on the internett

                  Here after ww3 is here

                  • Epically epic
                    Epically epic  1 months back

                    Who else thought that YouTube was at the highest peak in while in 2016

                    • Arti O. School
                      Arti O. School  1 months back

                      12:40 Luigi's Mansion

                      • Tappy
                        Tappy  1 months back

                        You're getting me to play Open Tyrian with all the Tyrian music you're playing in the background of these videos.

                        • Omega Z
                          Omega Z  1 months back

                          What about state owned News Channels?

                          • Mary Jane
                            Mary Jane  1 months back

                            Rhett and Links buddy system is why I got YouTube red a few years ago

                            • Jgouken
                              Jgouken  2 months back

                              MatPat: "I'm here to show you why most articles and media sites are fake."

                              Also MatPat: "Now, according to this article..."

                              • Jonathan Means
                                Jonathan Means  2 months back

                                Is that the music from the tron game?

                                • Kittys Amazing -Gacha World-

                                  Matt: ur family my family ur friends
                                  My........... Cat

                                  • Chahak Gupta
                                    Chahak Gupta  2 months back

                                    I love when it gets ~meta~

                                    • Ethic Goat
                                      Ethic Goat  2 months back

                                      Where the fr*ck is part three

                                      • SealingTurnip 30
                                        SealingTurnip 30  2 months back

                                        Who else clicked because of Ron Burgundy was in the thumbnail

                                        • Cueva TwoThreeNine
                                          Cueva TwoThreeNine  2 months back

                                          This whole thing is just the plot of newsies in real life

                                          • Galaxy studios2019
                                            Galaxy studios2019  2 months back

                                            Anybody seeing this in 2019?

                                            • CxsmiqlEmo
                                              CxsmiqlEmo  2 months back

                                              "2016 was a sucky year"

                                              Have you net 2019?

                                              • Daniela Diaz
                                                Daniela Diaz  1 months back

                                                @CxsmiqlEmo ik. I was just explaining.

                                              • CxsmiqlEmo
                                                CxsmiqlEmo  1 months back

                                                @Daniela Diaz it was a joke

                                              • Daniela Diaz
                                                Daniela Diaz  1 months back

                                                I mean... This video is from 2016. So 2016 MatPat didn't meet 2019 until ... Well... This year....

                                            • Lucaz Beans
                                              Lucaz Beans  2 months back

                                              I mean, it is called YOU tube.

                                              • Darth_ Link
                                                Darth_ Link  2 months back

                                                Wait what's an ad blocker and is it on a Samsung Galaxy j4 plus

                                                • Katrina Barnard
                                                  Katrina Barnard  2 months back

                                                  i am fake news

                                                  • Macy Monical
                                                    Macy Monical  2 months back

                                                    Your friend. My cat.

                                                    • Lizzabell 72
                                                      Lizzabell 72  2 months back

                                                      And then COPPA came

                                                      I think that’s right

                                                      • Chaddles345
                                                        Chaddles345  2 months back

                                                        The time has come again

                                                        • Bone_knapper
                                                          Bone_knapper  2 months back

                                                          I love how he talks about how many subscribers because then u scroll down and see it has doubled.

                                                          • MelonTube
                                                            MelonTube  2 months back


                                                            • Monte 260
                                                              Monte 260  2 months back

                                                              Thank for PewNe-
                                                              Oh God...
                                                              It's gone now...

                                                              • Pizza Craft
                                                                Pizza Craft  2 months back

                                                                Senpai notice me

                                                                • Kaycee Jones
                                                                  Kaycee Jones  2 months back


                                                                  • Jay George
                                                                    Jay George  2 months back

                                                                    People keep forgetting that there are people with TVs

                                                                    • Mɪᴄʜᴀᴇʟ Kɪʟʟᴇʏ

                                                                      Dwayne Johnson is dead...

                                                                      Oh wait... ITS FAKE

                                                                      • Arthurr Rapp
                                                                        Arthurr Rapp  2 months back

                                                                        I WANT DIE, i CANT STAY ALIVE ANYMORE WITH YOU DOGS

                                                                        • James Games Good
                                                                          James Games Good  2 months back

                                                                          Since the trump vs Hillary election I noticed the increase of fake news where I went out of my way to fact check everything. Even if I have no interest I’ll still fact check it and post the fact check status. 98% of things I fact checked were all false claims. It’s insane how bad fake news is infecting us. I started doing this with cnn, Fox News, msnbc. Last year they had about 15% real news compared to the rest of their biased news. We are growing up on lies.

                                                                          • andrew the geek
                                                                            andrew the geek  3 months back

                                                                            Let's not forget satire is sometimes confused for some reason

                                                                            • Never Ending Party
                                                                              Never Ending Party  3 months back

                                                                              The problem of common good? If one chanel tries to make more money through adds and click bait it is worth less(two seprate words) and hurts everyone if they just would have been alright if they just done the contrayer. Hmm

                                                                              • Marko Jenne
                                                                                Marko Jenne  3 months back

                                                                                Love ya matpat

                                                                                • Sam Puffer
                                                                                  Sam Puffer  3 months back

                                                                                  This video only gets more relevant over the years

                                                                                  • robert groome
                                                                                    robert groome  3 months back

                                                                                    Love it. Greatest content

                                                                                    • Ryan Mendez
                                                                                      Ryan Mendez  3 months back

                                                                                      For example: All of Matpat's FNAF thumbnails on Game Theory...
                                                                                      Just messing with you man, your awesome!

                                                                                      • EganDoesStuff
                                                                                        EganDoesStuff  3 months back

                                                                                        EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT, SANS IS COMING TO SMASH ULTIMATE. oh wait that's real

                                                                                        • Its Sno
                                                                                          Its Sno  3 months back

                                                                                          The onion is good

                                                                                          • lol
                                                                                            lol  3 months back

                                                                                            lol ok

                                                                                            • GD JUST GAME
                                                                                              GD JUST GAME  3 months back

                                                                                              I have came here because of game thereits