YouTube and it’s reliance on new algorithms backfired, as intended filter for conspiratorial content tags the Notre Dame Cathedral fire as 9/11 conspiracy video. Good job YouTube. Recently they upped their conspiracy algorithm to suppress them from being recommended with good reason… sort of? YouTube suggests videos and as you look at more recommended videos, that rabbit hole eventually leads to more narrow results and some people find themselves deep in the conspiracy theory part of YouTube.
“These panels are triggered algorithmically and our systems sometimes make the wrong call. We are disabling these panels for live streams related to the fire.”
Apologetic YouTube Spokesman
Related to this fire is their key to getting out of it next time, but will the next fire tag Notre Dame? I get that the tech giants have a lot of work to do on these types of things, but maybe they need to do a little more testing before they push these to the real world.
Prior to Notre Dame Cathedral fire, at least a dozen Catholic churches were desecrated in France in March. The police suspect arson, and are still looking for suspects and the damage is reported to cost hundreds of million euros. If not vandalized by fire, the are being vandalized by feces or being looted. I’m not suggesting that Notre Dame wasn’t (Insert Official Story here) but governments don’t always tell us everything. I’m also not suggesting there is absolute evidence putting these together. Just something to know.