Those videos pushed on YouTube, reportedly picked by computer “algorithms”?
Manipulated by people.
At least, that’s according to a YouTube insider who confirmed in an undercover video, “In very rare cases, we will try to make up for the fact that something isn’t in the trending tab. We will, like, use some type of intervention … to encourage the thing to be there.”
Which means, of course, that when you’re looking at those news videos or the like, the first ones you encounter can be the ones that someone at YouTube wants you to see.