The radicalisation of Laurence Fox shows the worrying power of right-wing YouTube

  New Statesman 
Laurence Fox admits he has been indoctrinated by YouTube. Its influence on politics should concern us all. Laurence Fox is not a fan of the BBC. Last week, on the very same day that Fox appeared onQuestion Time, a YouTube video was uploaded featuring the actor in conversation with fellow right-winger James Delingpole. The two men agreed that the BBC was telling people how to think. “I don’t want my own children being shovelled with rubbish,” said Fox about the broadcaster, on which he would appear later that day. “I would never choose to be indoctrinated.” Fox’s criticism was oxymoronic. Indoctrination describes the involuntary adoption of beliefs – choice specifically does not come into it. And when it comes to Fox’s political beliefs, there is a fairly strong argument that they have been involuntarily formed. Why? Well, because the actor has described his politicisation in his own words. He is a self-confessed victim of YouTube indoctrination. Back in November, when Fox was just begi
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