Guillaume Chaslot @gchaslot AI for good. / 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 

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. 

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 💸 

You can follow @gchaslot.


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