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I’ve been down so long it look like up to me / They look up to me / I got fake people showin’ fake love to me / Straight up to my face, straight up to my face
These are Drake lyrics. They could also be the anthem of this episode of the Dispatch, in which Paris Martineau explores how the economy of fake views on YouTube has thrived. Assume nothing is real — it’s probably safer that way these days.
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