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I'm so glad we let tech platforms eat the journalism industry.

Now, I can sit and watch a live stream of Notre Dame burning while YouTube's fake news widget tells me about 9/11 for some reason.
I'm not sure there's a better metaphor for the state of the tech industry right now than an American social platform slapping an algorithmically-generated related article about an American terror attack on to a live stream about a completely unrelated French news story.
Oh, apparently, the 9/11 pop-up appears under all the major live streams of the Notre Dame fire?
The September 11 terror attack disclaimer was an "information panel" that is currently only available to YouTube users in the US and South Korea.

So at the very least, YouTube wasn't forcing French people to read about 9/11 while they watched Notre Dame burn.
Statement a YouTube spokesperson just sent me about how the Notre Dame fire triggered a 9/11 information panel:

"These panels are triggered algorithmically and our systems sometimes make the wrong call. We are disabling these panels for live streams related to the fire."
Whole story here:

YouTube Flagged The Notre Dame Fire As Misinformation And Then Started Showing People Articles About 9/11 buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanha…
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