55. Shane Dawson, Jeffree Star, and YouTube Scams w/ Mackenzie Thomas

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Pop culture correspondent Mackenzie Thomas is back to talk about her favorite scammy guilty pleasure: YouTube. Together with Producer Cait Moldenhauer, Sue and Mackenzie carefully analyze the problematic influencers, Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star. They talk about Shane Dawn’s most recent Jeffree Star documentary, the Conspiracy Palette, algorithms, and whether these YouTubers are scamming themselves most of all. Plus, Mackenzie is writing a scholarly paper on Trisha Paytas and we can’t wait to read it!

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Further Reading:

BET Article on Jeffree Star's Racism

The Verge Article on Conspiracy Palette

Vice Article on Conspiracy Videos

Buzzfeed Article on YouTube Algorithm

Shane Dawson’s YouTube Channel

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