December 1, 2020

Another headache for Google as YouTube now promotes Las Vegas conspiracy theories

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BY GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE From Mashable In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Google’s algorithm was under fire for purportedly promoting conspiracy theories that flourished on 4chan’s controversial /pol/ channel. But now Google has another headache from what is arguably the biggest thorn in its side as far as conspiracy theories are concerned: YouTube. A […]

Fake news sites are using Amazon to hire their writers

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By Andrew Tarantola From engadget It appears that right wing websites that traffic in “alt-right” fake news are using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk system to recruit writers to produce content for them. The Mechanical Turk platform is an “odd-job board” where companies can hire random folks from the internet to perform a variety of menial online […]