Incident 348: YouTube Recommendation Reportedly Pushed Election Fraud Content to Skeptics Disproportionately

Description: YouTube's recommendation algorithm allegedly pushed 2020's US Presidential Election fraud content to users most skeptical of the election's legitimacy disproportionately compared to least skeptical users.


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Alleged: YouTube developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed YouTube users skeptical of US election results.

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