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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.
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.
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.
Jessie Zeng is building a fashion site called Choosy that creates outfits inspired by the top trending posts on Instagram. Its secret ingredient? Algorithms.
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 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.
Preying on the fears of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, three researchers at MIT Media Lab took a page from "Black Mirror" and created the Nightmare Machine.
Sterling set a 31-year low against the dollar overnight.