How YouTube’s algorithm distorts reality: The Guardian’s video explainer

The 2016 presidential race was fought online in a swamp of disinformation, conspiracy theories and fake news. A Guardian investigation has uncovered evidence suggesting YouTube’s recommendation algorithm was disproportionately prompting users to watch pro-Trump and anti-Clinton videos. See Paul Lewis’s ‘Fiction is outperforming reality’: how YouTube’s algorithm distorts truth, The Guardian, Feb. 2, 2018 for details. — Joe

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