Google: AI Made ‘Wrong Call,’ Flagged Video of Notre-Dame Fire as 9/11 Conspiracy

Paris stunned as fire ravages Notre-Dame cathedral

Video sharing website YouTube labeled a recent livestream of the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris as a 9/11 conspiracy theory video. The Google-owned site admitted its algorithm “made the wrong call.”

Bloomberg reports that shortly after a fire broke out at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, YouTube incorrectly identified live broadcasts of the accident as a September 11 conspiracy theory video. Below many broadcasts of the blaze was a text box from Encylopedia Britannica about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this text box feature was designed to combat conspiracy theories on the platform.

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