YouTube Adds Wikipedia Links To Fact Check Conspiracy Videos…


Date: March 19, 2018

01) YouTube Adds Wikipedia Links To Fact Check Conspiracy Videos


“YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced Tuesday that the Google-owned video website will link information from Wikipedia to content in hopes that it will combat the flood of videos promoting false conspiracy theories that have plagued its service.

The move will add background information provided by Wikipedia to certain videos on YouTube, Wojcicki said during a panel at the South by Southwest tech and music festival in Austin…

Citation:
http://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-wikipedia-conspiracy-theories-susan-wojcicki-sxsw-2018-3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/02/03/youtubes-new-attempt-to-limit-propaganda-draws-fire-from-pbs/

Well…lovely!

…Now we get the opportunity to have fake news [aka false information] published by Wikipedia inflicted upon us, wherever we encounter content on YouTube that strays from pop culture “wisdom”.

Do I even need to go over the many deep problems with this?

There are slanted and biased pages on Wikipedia, controlled and manipulated by dogmatic zealots with an agenda, who watch the page like a hawk and quickly undo edits they don’t personally like…

…Wikipedia has deep, deep integrity deficit issues…and these deficits are at their worst, when applied to socially heated issues.

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