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Did YouTube Turn PewDiePie Into Populist Reactionary?

How did Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a., PewDiePie, go from Disney’s crown jewel to scandalized anti-Semite? For The New York Times, “It’s most useful to understand Kjellberg’s meltdown in the context of the vast platform on which it took place -- YouTube -- and the nascent strains of politics that could come to define it.” As The Times explains: “It’s a system Kjellberg has spent recent months antagonizing in a broader and less-inflammatory way, even as he continued to thrive within it.” Ultimately, “He became YouTube’s very own populist reactionary.”

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