Guillaume Chaslot @gchaslot AI for good. algotransparency.org/ / Univ Paris Est / Advisor at Center for Humane Technology / Ex-Google May. 06, 2019 1 min read

Notre Dame burning was a historic disaster.

But for conspiracy theorists and @Google, it was an opportunity to gain market shares. @YouTube's AI understood it and recommended this dumb conspiracy hundreds of thousands of times from 520+ channels. 1/2

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb9vp3qa1pg 

The AI also recommends that Notre Dame is Satanic, because it's good to make people watch ads: 2/2

4 months ago @Google promised they would recommend conspiracy theories less. I'll release a full report soon, but it's hard for me to take them seriously.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPX5GbOLkyk 

Also in France, YouTube's algorithm is massively promoting "bloody civil war" narratives millions of times. "bloody civil war" is engaging, and performs extremely well for ads revenue 💸

 https://algotransparency.org/v2.html?&timeperiod=week&region=france-info&sort=r 


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