The Boomer goes to YouTube and searches for “how to change a lightbulb”:
They click on a result for a DIY video. While watching the video, they see this related video:
After watching a pre-roll ad, they learn this nugget 11 seconds into the video:
Having satisfied their curiosity about millennials and lightbulbs, they see a video from a young man offering more information about what’s wrong with millennials:
After consuming 4 minutes of content on what’s wrong with kids these days (explained by a kid these days), YouTube auto-plays a nearly 2-hour video called, “Ben Shapiro: Toughen Up Spoiled Children”.
At some point during those two hours, they notice a compelling video about illegal immigration:
After consuming some content from an ex-felon right-wing propagandist, it was time for something lighter, like a video with Jay Leno making people feel smart by cherry picking geographically challenged Americans.
After two-plus hours of consuming right-wing propaganda, they remain in the dark.
The majority of the right-wing propaganda videos that were suggested by YouTube and clicked on by the Boomer were paid for by a handful of conservative billionaires who benefit from intergenerational fights rather than watching Americans come together to realize that their common interest is to not be screwed over by billionaires who are trying to destroy our air, water, public education and healthcare systems.
The lesson: Keep your parents off YouTube.