The rise of social media has done considerable damage to political discourse in Canada and elsewhere. And while platforms like Twitter and Facebook take most of the blame, there’s another malignant force on the internet that requires our attention. A growing online community of YouTubers and live-streamers is spouting far-left dogma, praising political violence and denigrating their opponents as evil, far-right fascists.

Known collectively as “BreadTube,” they are shaping the views of millions of young Canadians. Here are three examples of this new source of misinformation and psychological manipulation.

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