Tag Archives: extremism

Study: YouTube’s Algorithm Still Amplifies Hate, Disinfo

Politico reports: Violent videos and misinformation are amplified by YouTube’s algorithm, despite the company’s rules meant to limit their spread, according to a Mozilla Foundation report published July 7. The foundation — a nonprofit that advocates on privacy issues — found 71 percent of all videos that volunteers reported as disturbing were recommended by the video-sharing platform’s algorithm. They included …

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Military Leaders To Meet On Extremism In The Ranks

Axois reports: U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has signed a memo ordering commanding officers and supervisors to hold a one-day “stand-down” to discuss extremism within the armed forces in the next 60 days, the Department of Defense announced Friday. Why it matters: After multiple current service members and veterans were arrested for their actions during the deadly Jan. 6 …

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