FAST FIVE: YouTube Mistakenly Tags Notre Dame Fire Video As '9/11 Conspiracy'
A YouTube spokesman apologized for the error and said these labels are assigned by algorithms that occasionally make mistakes.
“We are deeply saddened by the ongoing fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral,” said a YouTube spokesman.
pic.twitter.com/FhAtE4DqtB – Ryan Broderick (@broderick) April 15, 2019 Why in the world is @YouTube putting information about 9/11 underneath the Notre Dame livestream from @FRANCE24.
(Especially since it seems like, at least right now, ongoing renovations are the most likely cause, no indication of terror) https://t.co/A3HP36epxx pic.twitter.com/ZheCMC5pcG – Joshua Benton (@jbenton) April 15, 2019 YouTube on Notre Dame fire: Did you know 9/11 was real?https://t.co/2vaXxtT2Ge pic.twitter.com/wbS2l7JZod – Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) April 15, 2019 This is so crazy.
When I looked up videos of the Notre Dame fire in Paris, YouTube put links to an encyclopedia entry on the September 11 attacks.