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YouTube staff let toxic videos run rampant

By Bloomberg
03 April 2019   |   12:17 pm
YouTube's massive “library,” generated by users with little editorial oversight, is bound to have untrue nonsense. YouTube’s problem is that it allows the nonsense to flourish. And, in some cases, through its powerful artificial intelligence system, it even provides the fuel that lets it spread.

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