YouTube more likely to recommend election-fraud videos to users already skeptical about 2020 election’s legitimacy

Journal of Online Trust and Safety (2022).″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> The y-axis indicates the share of human labels for videos that refute Trump’s claims (in blue), those that report on Trump’s claims neutrally (green), and those that endorse Trump’s claims (red). The x-axis indicates the θ value for topic #108. The total number of videos … Read more

Do videos show ivory-billed woodpecker, or is it extinct?

A pair of stuffed male and female Ivory-billed Woodpeckers are seen in a bottomland exhibit on Oct. 30, 2000, at the Louisiana State University Natural Science Museum in Baton Rouge, La. The federal government has been asked to consider at least two videos made in recent years as evidence that ivory-billed woodpeckers may still exist. … Read more

I watched flat-Earth videos to learn how conspiracy theories spread

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Carlos Diaz Ruiz (opens in new tab)Assistant Professor, Hanken School of Economics Around the world, and against all scientific evidence, a segment of the population believes that Earth’s round shape is either … Read more