I had to block/report them to remove them from my recommended list, when that didn’t work I just removed the list altogether through an extension.
“the algorithm has learned they’re the topics a small number of rightist nutters post provocative comments on, thus prompting many responses from left wing commenters. All of those comments help make the main url more visible.”
That’s definitely what’s happening, the question is why are Youtube/Google letting it happen for a while now…
Not sure why you’d say “videos against feminism, safe spaces, socialism” are not hot topics on the right / alt right. I haven’t seen anything else come out of the right wing insurgency. I also don’t think its a coincidence people like Ben Shapiro are pumped through the algorithm, but again there’s no way of knowing because there’s no transparency.