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YouTube Automatically Recommends Channels Posing as News Outlets

YouTube channels posing as American news outlets racked up millions of views on false and inflammatory videos over several months this year, all with the help of YouTube’s recommendation engine. Many of the accounts, which mostly used footage from CNN, but also employed some video from Fox News, exploited a YouTube feature that automatically creates channels on certain topics.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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