Man Praises YouTube’s Crackdown On Conspiracy Videos He Once Promoted


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A former Google engineer applauded YouTube for tamping down on the spread of the conspiracy-mongering videos he once helped to promote.

In a tweetstorm posted on Friday, Guillaume Chaslot discussed YouTube’s decision to stop recommending content about certain conspiracies, including claims of a flat earth:

YouTube announced they will stop recommending some conspiracy theories such as flat earth.

I worked on the AI that promoted them by the *billions*.

Here is why it’s a historic victory. Thread. 1/https://t.co/wJ1jbUcvJE

— Guillaume Chaslot (@gchaslot) February 9, 2019

The news was initially announced in a January blog post.

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