How Jake Paul Became the ‘First Postmodern YouTuber’ (Hint: Social Media Lacks Any Oversight)

All Things Video Podcast: ”He’s very transparent about the fact that this is all done to game the algorithm and make a business out of it,“ journalist Chris Stokel-Walker says

Chris Stokel-Walker is a British journalist specializing in YouTube and digital culture. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including BBC, Wired, The Economist, The Guardian and BuzzFeed.

In the latest episode of All Things Video, Chris and I explore the intersection of politics and social media platforms — and the rise of boundary-pushing personalities like Jake Paul. We discuss U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s recent critiques of large tech firms, calling for greater regulatory oversight and antitrust legislation. Senator Warren has railed, “Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else.”

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