YouTube wilde de verspreiding van complottheorieën aanpakken, waardoor FOX News een gigantisch boost kreeg van het algoritme

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In January 2019, the site, run by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, made a very big change to address its very real misinformation problem. It recognized that some corners were being overrun with conspiracy theories. Algorithms were feeding viewers similar content and YouTube wanted to pull in recommendations from a broader library. As a fix, it rewired its system to promote more “authoritative news” — the sorts of stories from old-school TV stations YouTube once promised to unseat. But by doing so, YouTube accidentally gave America’s top conservative-leaning cable network prime billing.

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