The Making of a No. 1 YouTube Conspiracy Video After the Parkland Tragedy

www.nytimes.com

Remember two weeks ago when I linked to a Guardian piece about the problems with YouTube's algorithms? Yeah. They are still shitty. 

It was not the first time that YouTube had served not just as a source of fringe conspiracy theories, but as an accomplice in their rapid spread. After the massacre in Las Vegas last October, YouTubers filled a void of information about the killer’s motives with dark speculation, crowding the site with videos that were fonts of discredited and unproven information, including claims that the tragedy had been staged.

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