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Facebook automatically scores all posts in the US and select other countries on a scale from 0 to 1 for risk of imminent harm.

Inside Facebook’s suicide algorithm: Here’s how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

Facebook's suicide prevention algorithm scans people's posts for potential suicide risk. Is creating and storing mental health data a new danger?
"Despacito," the most watched YouTube video ever.

These are the 50 most recommended videos on YouTube

A study from the Pew Research Center revealed the 50 videos recommended most often by YouTube's algorithm.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

One viral thread shows how quickly YouTube steers people to wacko conspiracy theories and false information

A student looking for information on the Federal Reserve would get some pretty whacky information if they relied on YouTube for their research.
A still from Wes Cook Band's "I Stand For the Flag" video.

Facebook says it made a mistake in blocking Wes Cook Band’s ‘patriotic’ song about the American flag

The country band Wes Cook Band was unable to pay for Facebook ads to promote its new song 'I Stand for the Flag' after the music video was flagged as political content.

Scientists have created a murder-obsessed ‘psychopath’ AI called Norman — and it learned everything it knows from Reddit

Scientists at MIT trained an AI algorithm called Norman just using data from Reddit. As a result, it sees the worst — death — in everything.
LGBT YouTuber Chase Rose.

This LGBT vlogger is furious with YouTube for restricting his videos, stripping them of revenue, and targeting them with ‘anti-gay’ ads

In an interview with Business Insider, YouTube star Chase Ross said the homophobic ads around his videos were particularly troubling because they target vulnerable viewers. He blamed YouTube's algorithm for the problems, but said Google's video site is not taking the issue as seriously as it should.

This MIT grad just got millions to build an entire fashion brand that’s inspired by algorithms

Jessie Zeng is building a fashion site called Choosy that creates outfits inspired by the top trending posts on Instagram. Its secret ingredient? Algorithms.
Dan Shaba (right) of The Pun Guys accused Facebook of pulling 'the biggest bait-and-switch of all time.'

Facebook is under fire once again — but this time, it’s coming from its social media stars

Facebook's social media influencers are unhappy with a recent change that de-emphasizes news and viral videos, according to The New York Times.

Facebook’s algorithm has wiped out a once flourishing digital publisher

Facebook's recent algorithm change severely throttled traffic to LittleThings and caused its profit to plummet, the company says.

Google’s new Bulletin service will let anyone submit news stories — but it might make the company’s fake-news problem even worse

Goole just launched Bulletin, a service to let people share news stories they believe went under the mainstream media's radar.