Time for an #Elsagate investigation! Charles and Isaac are joined by Evan Williams and Dan D'Aprile for a dark trip down the rabbit hole that is #Elsagate, a broad description for a series of creepy and unsettling videos and cartoons showing up on YouTube, ostensibly aimed at children but featuring inappropriate imagery utilizing pop culture characters like Spider-Man and Elsa from Frozen. Theories abound regarding #Elsagate's origins: is it pedo ring communication? Russian asymmetrical warfare? Corporate intrigue? Everyone presents their own theories, from automation run amok to an attack on Google to force them to more stringently police user content. Everyone plays a game of "Guess Which Conspiracy Isaac Believes In." A very disturbing episode for the whole family!
November 21, 2017