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YouTube filtering conspiracy theories out of the algorithm

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-n ews/youtube-announces-it- whatnext02/11/19
About time. YouTube is a sewer. This might help. midlaw02/11/19
why do u hate free speech? kenco02/11/19
I know this is jest, but I actually think there is a potenti chicagojoe02/12/19
Eric Dubay's new videos have like 1900 views each theimmigrant02/11/19
Saying that Jews faked the holocaust is just ridiculous. The commode02/12/19
whatnext (Feb 11, 2019 - 11:48 am)

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/youtube-announces-it-will-no-longer-recommend-conspiracy-videos-n969856?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

A good change. It's frightening how quickly the algorithm was sending people down a rabbit hole, from, say, watching a video about how the Earth is actually flat because Steph Curry made a glib joke about it to getting recs about how Jews faked the Holocaust and are plotting to kill all straight white males. Mass shooters were getting radicalized in no small part because of YouTube's algorithm.

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midlaw (Feb 11, 2019 - 4:23 pm)

About time. YouTube is a sewer. This might help.

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kenco (Feb 11, 2019 - 9:26 pm)

why do u hate free speech?

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chicagojoe (Feb 12, 2019 - 12:08 pm)

I know this is jest, but I actually think there is a potential 1A problem with involuntary recommendation algorithms when the state is both a speaker and a provider of public resources for the platform.

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theimmigrant (Feb 11, 2019 - 7:29 pm)

Eric Dubay's new videos have like 1900 views each

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commode (Feb 12, 2019 - 12:29 pm)

Saying that Jews faked the holocaust is just ridiculous. There is a special hell for anti-semites. But yeah that number was more like 60,000. Gg.

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