A computerized YouTube fact-checking tool goes very wrong: In flaming Notre Dame, it somehow sees 9/11 tragedy

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A computerized YouTube fact-checking tool goes very wrong: In flaming Notre Dame, it somehow sees 9/11 tragedy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...tragedy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bd9804b4f73a


A new YouTube tool for battling misinformation failed in a highly public way on Monday, wrongly linking video of the flaming collapse of the spire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
As images of the iconic spire falling played on newscasts around the world — and on the YouTube channels mirroring those newscasts — “information panels” appeared in boxes below the videos providing details about the collapses of New York’s World Trade Center after the terrorist attack, which killed thousands of people. There appeared to be few injuries in the Paris fire


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So I wonder if this has anything to do with the wierd "it was muslims" shit some right wingers are posting.... suckers for #fakenews on the other side?
 

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