Bot viewers are promoting damaging content on YouTube by skewing its algorithms

Signal of change / Bot viewers are promoting damaging content on YouTube by skewing its algorithms

By Joy Green / 21 Nov 2017

The bot takeover of children's YouTube videos points to some serious systemic issues with automated culture, with parallels to fake news.

Something is wrong on the internet - James Bridle - Medium

I'm James Bridle . I'm a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don't want what I'm talking about here anywhere near my own site. Please be advised: this essay describes disturbing things and links to disturbing graphic and video content.



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