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 • 24 512

  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists   3 years back

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

    • Mikeyplayzyt 7
      Mikeyplayzyt 7  6 days back


    • 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


    • Nickname
      Nickname  7 months back

      The Film Theorists hi

    • The Bad Lord
      The Bad Lord  8 months back

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

  • Jordyn Collins
    Jordyn Collins  3 days 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  4 days back

      ho is here in 2019

      • the1knobs
        the1knobs  6 days back

        fake news. i should trust fake news

        • SomeRandomPokemon 42
          SomeRandomPokemon 42  1 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          did you know that the internet was originally made by an alien named John Smith and that he basically created the Illuminati and took control of Didney and then Dognoy and then Disney and that Dognoy later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  1 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  1 weeks back

              Conspiracy theory: fake news is fake news

              • Dylan Leddy
                Dylan Leddy  1 weeks back

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

                • Robassist88
                  Robassist88  1 weeks back

                  New channel imagery? 😮😮😮

                  • Ian Spradlin
                    Ian Spradlin  1 weeks back

                    this isnt a film

                  • BigBangVince
                    BigBangVince  1 weeks back

                    Theory lesson for this day:

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

                    • Cp Production
                      Cp Production  2 weeks back


                      • Jottum Mares
                        Jottum Mares  2 weeks back

                        well this failed

                        • Sarah LaPorta
                          Sarah LaPorta  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                            • marilucs
                              marilucs  2 weeks back

                              Was this just a promotion for YouTube Red?!

                              • sryup198
                                sryup198  3 weeks back

                                sorry 2016 matpat we might have a war against Iran.

                                • Pepino8A
                                  Pepino8A  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 weeks back

                                        acerbic mean to the point

                                        • Ethan Ladwig
                                          Ethan Ladwig  3 weeks back

                                          3:27 YAY!

                                          • Teddy Key
                                            Teddy Key  3 weeks back

                                            I was reading the local news while listening to this😂

                                            • Max Rich
                                              Max Rich  4 weeks back

                                              Boy this aged well

                                              • Layla the Wolf
                                                Layla the Wolf  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  1 months back

                                                                            Wow $1.48 a share for Apple

                                                                            • little doggy
                                                                              little doggy  1 months back

                                                                              I wonder why people would dislike a video that warn us

                                                                              • Gattlegun 248
                                                                                Gattlegun 248  1 months back

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

                                                                                • Endless paladin
                                                                                  Endless paladin  1 months back

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

                                                                                  • Oswin bricks
                                                                                    Oswin bricks  1 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

                                                                                        • General Atlas tablet
                                                                                          General Atlas tablet  2 months back

                                                                                          Can I trust you!?

                                                                                          • i_does_arts9
                                                                                            i_does_arts9  2 months back

                                                                                            this is why i have trust issues that i cant trust most people with

                                                                                            • Betty Unicorn
                                                                                              Betty Unicorn  2 months back

                                                                                              I have YouTube Red and I loving it! No more annoying ads.