It’s definitely a long tail — the number of views on most of these 78k AI-generated video appears to be quite low. One reason is probanly because they’re generated so quickly. The video with the higest number of views I saw while doing the first round of analysis had ~6500 views. In terms of YouTube stats, this is fairly low. There were tens of thousands of these videos, so I decided the channel network and broader impact of these “news” videos in terms of possible YouTube SEO ranking + political agenda boost for the keywords/topics they represent were the most important things to consider in the short term.

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