Film Theory: Is Fake News KILLING the Internet?

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  • 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 • 24 512

  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists   3 years back

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

    • Mikeyplayzyt 7
      Mikeyplayzyt 7  2 weeks back

      HI

    • Callum Robertson
      Callum Robertson  2 months back

      The Film Theorists what a coincidence! I am watching this on my holidays now

    • AbyssalWorld
      AbyssalWorld  6 months back

      Thx

    • Nickname
      Nickname  7 months back

      The Film Theorists hi

    • The Bad Lord
      The Bad Lord  9 months back

      pot roast, better late than never :D btw i rly love your channels and barelly can get enough of this <.<

  • kylejiahsmith
    kylejiahsmith  7 hours back

    I only just watched the Rogue One video today, so I am super glad that matpat mentioned being wrong in this video

    • Harpritam Dhaliwal
      Harpritam Dhaliwal  11 hours back

      These joke headlines are funny

      • andre razo
        andre razo  3 days back

        I am literally going to send this to everyone

        • Jordyn Collins
          Jordyn Collins  1 weeks back

          OK this is MY opinion. I think YouTube red is absolutely useless. I can still do everything I love on YouTube WITHOUT paying. So it angers me that google is getting greedy and just want more money, taking away from ppl that I love such as Game theory, and Jacksepticeye. But oml this is somewhat angering me. (More than somewhat) OK I had to blow off this steam.... O.O

          • lucy TDM
            lucy TDM  1 weeks back

            ho is here in 2019

            • the1knobs
              the1knobs  2 weeks back

              fake news. i should trust fake news

              • SomeRandomPokemon 42
                SomeRandomPokemon 42  2 weeks back

                did you know that the internet was originally made by an alien named John Smith and that he basically created the Illuminati and took control of Didney and then Dognoy and then Disney and that Dognoy later founded Peta and also invented the time machine and travelled back to 2017 and boyashaka here we are?


                so obviously taking over companies 1 by 1 is not really a good idea.








                why did you just read this?
                BTW it's fake. (obviously)

                • WillWam
                  WillWam  2 weeks back

                  1:49 Fact check: Donald Trump more electoral votes, while Hillary Clinton won the popular vote (meaning more people voted for her, but the Donald won the big states). There. Fixed.

                  • Sam Gregory
                    Sam Gregory  2 weeks back

                    Conspiracy theory: fake news is fake news

                    • Dylan Leddy
                      Dylan Leddy  2 weeks back

                      10:00 Matt patt just predicted the Area 51 raid 3 years early 0_o

                      • Robassist88
                        Robassist88  2 weeks back

                        New channel imagery? 😮😮😮

                        • Ian Spradlin
                          Ian Spradlin  2 weeks back

                          this isnt a film

                        • BigBangVince
                          BigBangVince  2 weeks back

                          Theory lesson for this day:

                          *"The lesser the ads, the more it is trusted"*

                          • Cp Production
                            Cp Production  3 weeks back

                            EXTRA EXTRA FNAF IS BOUGHT BY DISNEY
                            me: ARE YOU F*CKIN KIDING ME FAKE NEWS YOU SUCKCKKCKCKCKCK

                            • Jottum Mares
                              Jottum Mares  3 weeks back

                              well this failed

                              • Sarah LaPorta
                                Sarah LaPorta  3 weeks back

                                For some reason my phone speaker made the audio sound like it was coming from a original ds and kinda bitcrushed. Can someone help?

                                • PROWKC1 GT
                                  PROWKC1 GT  3 weeks back

                                  "we cant trust what we see in thevinternet anymore"
                                  Me : MatPat are you lying?

                                  • marilucs
                                    marilucs  3 weeks back

                                    Was this just a promotion for YouTube Red?!

                                    • sryup198
                                      sryup198  4 weeks back

                                      sorry 2016 matpat we might have a war against Iran.

                                      • Pepino8A
                                        Pepino8A  4 weeks back

                                        Laughs in German Tagesschau




                                        (Explanation: the Tagesschau is a News „Show“ at the end of the day (20:00) and is 15 minutes long. What makes it „special“ is that it’s produced by the ARD, the German tv Station which is paid from taxes, so they don’t have to rely on ad money. They’re not allowed to show ads after 20:00 o‘clock or on sundays. There is a second news programme by zdf which is exactly the same system, yet they still air different news (in the detail, the top themes are the same))

                                        • wolflov3r_30
                                          wolflov3r_30  4 weeks back

                                          4 million subscribers
                                          2019- 7 million subscribers
                                          Mat pat, clap and a half, you’ve come a long way!

                                          • Larry Tinsley
                                            Larry Tinsley  4 weeks back

                                            i got youtube red because i hate commercials and so i could close the screen while the video continues to play

                                            • Ethan Ladwig
                                              Ethan Ladwig  4 weeks back

                                              acerbic mean to the point

                                              • Ethan Ladwig
                                                Ethan Ladwig  4 weeks back

                                                3:27 YAY!

                                                • Teddy Key
                                                  Teddy Key  4 weeks back

                                                  I was reading the local news while listening to this😂

                                                  • Billy Jol
                                                    Billy Jol  1 months back

                                                    Boy this aged well

                                                    • Layla the Wolf
                                                      Layla the Wolf  1 months back

                                                      You give the information too us I honestly don’t think I would know over half the stuff I do without these videos you’re not only someone who comes up with amazing ideas but you also give other people knowledge that is above their grade level

                                                      • JustSilly rachet
                                                        JustSilly rachet  1 months back

                                                        I am a fucking idiot mi actually believed the things he said at the star and the I saw the title and was like “you fucking idiot”

                                                        • nothing but embarrassment

                                                          3:35 MatPat! MatPat!! Did you seriously add Harambe!?!

                                                          • Tarif- The Random Life
                                                            Tarif- The Random Life  1 months back

                                                            Newsies more like NEWBIES, hahahAAHHA get it.

                                                            • Jexplatoon 23
                                                              Jexplatoon 23  1 months back

                                                              1:47 free world? America? I don’t think so.

                                                              • JoNatHan K
                                                                JoNatHan K  1 months back

                                                                News love Angry and Fearful Sith .

                                                                • JoNatHan K
                                                                  JoNatHan K  1 months back

                                                                  The 🔔 makes the Viewer more powerful than the Subscriber.

                                                                  • Logan Bruno
                                                                    Logan Bruno  1 months back

                                                                    Matpat you can't believe everything you read

                                                                    News you can't believe everything you watch

                                                                    • Polaris
                                                                      Polaris  1 months back

                                                                      5:00 You mean like your Hollow Knight video? Haha jk I love ya MatPat. But seriously, you were way off on that one, and I would love to see a response to mossbag's response to you. Although I should thank you for getting me into Hollow Knight in the first place :)
                                                                      Keep on Theorizin!

                                                                      • Christian Perez
                                                                        Christian Perez  1 months back

                                                                        This video is secretly sponsored by YouTube red

                                                                        • E2B2
                                                                          E2B2  1 months back

                                                                          I don’t really care about politics, but I at least used to think that Hillary Clinton got more votes, but due to the way voting works, Trump won by getting more votes in a system of states, as confusing as it can be.

                                                                          • th3gr8makar0sc 666
                                                                            th3gr8makar0sc 666  1 months back

                                                                            The internet is killing fake news not the other way around

                                                                            • Get 5lapped
                                                                              Get 5lapped  1 months back

                                                                              Who else noticed the communist reference

                                                                              • Jackson Hernandez
                                                                                Jackson Hernandez  1 months back

                                                                                Me: *Getting told that the internet if fine and fake news is fine by my friends who call me paranoid*
                                                                                Me: *Watches this*
                                                                                Me: *Stands up and flips a table*
                                                                                Me: I FRACKING TOLD YALL BUT NOOOOO

                                                                                note: See? We need more videos like this. Praise this man. And his cat.

                                                                                • Fire Hawk
                                                                                  Fire Hawk  2 months back

                                                                                  Wow $1.48 a share for Apple

                                                                                  • little doggy
                                                                                    little doggy  2 months back

                                                                                    I wonder why people would dislike a video that warn us

                                                                                    • Gattlegun 248
                                                                                      Gattlegun 248  2 months back

                                                                                      “Former reality TV show host elected president!” Wow, you got that right?

                                                                                      • Endless paladin
                                                                                        Endless paladin  2 months back

                                                                                        3:25 does that mean I can't trust this therefore you have created a paradox.

                                                                                        • Oswin bricks
                                                                                          Oswin bricks  2 months back

                                                                                          This is fake news!

                                                                                          • itz~onika_playz
                                                                                            itz~onika_playz  2 months back

                                                                                            OK after raiding area 51 Lets raid article 13

                                                                                            • itz~onika_playz
                                                                                              itz~onika_playz  2 months back

                                                                                              HOW DARE YOU NEWS