So I’m the name of combating misinformation, they linked the fire to terrorism. Great.
Google said the Notre Dame fire is a conspiracy theory, so it is. Never question when the authorities call something fake news.
I swear YouTube has slowly gone to shit since 2014, when Susan Wojcicki became the CEO. That company is so out of touch with the original idea that they have become a mentally delayed pestilence upon their own brand. Susan Wojcicki is a parasite clinging to the outer wall of YouTube’s spirit, sucking the life away. It used to be the greatest thing ever, and now I get recommended Kevin Hart videos because I watch stuff about ancient history and pocket knife reviews. What the fuck.
Too bad Facebook didn’t catch on fire and burn down
Jet fuel can’t melt stained glass.
The official SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch live stream had a Encyclopedia Britannica blurb on the 9/11 attacks below the video. Felt so outta place.
“The moderation of YouTube livestreams has been a problem for the platform.” Just a single understated sentence about one of the biggest problems the internet has.
How is this that much of an issue? It’s clearly a mistake and few humans would really take it seriously. There are people in the thread making it seem like this is censorship or malice somehow.
If these sorts of quickly-corrected, transient errors are the cost of a better-moderated platform, I’d hope everyone would be able to swallow their dead horse beating instincts and live with it.
who cares, it wasnt a human it was an algorithm that fucked up. not news.
buzzfeed is not a source
Oh man I can’t wait for article 11 and 13 in two years! /s
The first picture in the article does really look like the remains of the structure of the WTC… Maybe a picture recognition misfired…
JET BEAMS CAN’T MELT STEEL FUEL!
I wonder if it’s anything to do with several channels covering the unfolding events referring to the two bell towers of Notre Dame as the twin towers?
Also one witness I saw interviewed on Sky News at the scene referred to Notre Dame as “ground zero”.
Would the YouTubes algorithm pick up on these sort of references?
A for intention, but C for effort.
From an IT perspective, it’s pretty funny to watch that algorythm trying to do it’s job and failing horribly.
That said, honestly, give the devs behind it a break, noone’s made a perfect AI yet, and it’s actually pretty admireable that it realized the videos were showing ‘a tower on fire’, came to the conclusion it must be related to 9/11 and then added links to what’s probably a trusted source on the topic to combat potential misinformation.
It’s a very sound idea (especially because it doesn’t censor any information, just points our what it considers to be a more credible source),
it just isn’t working out that well. Yet.
Well it is pretty hard to believe.
All the hate comments here, from people who don’t understand how automated systems work.
This ONE false-positive…is because they do millions of accurate detections every month to protect your gentle eyes.
Things go wrong with tech every so often, but it’s far less often than it goes wrong with actual humans behind the wheel.
Seems like the algorithm mistook the footage for 9/11 footage. Probably threw up the article to combat 9/11 conspiracy videos
So we’re anti-circlejerking YouTube but somebody linked a fucking BUZZFEED article?
Ah, my favourite strategy of ignoring facts I don’t like hoping they’ll go away.
It keeps trying to show me Fox news clips of the fire. I’m not watching foxnews
“We don’t censor you, here are some unrelated videos.” – YouTube
YouTube at it again
I mean, anyone could have foreseen this.
There’s no way to automate what they’re trying to do with current technology.
That’s the problem with using algorithms to police content.
Youtube is getting SO BAD.
Jet fuel can melt stained glass
Didn’t Google treat searches about the twin towers as being some kind of DDOS attack on 9/11 too?
“its not on fire, the spire and roof are in tact..everything is fine” – youtube.
Thank you Google, very cool.
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