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  1. Mick West

    Mick West replied to the thread YouTube's Changes Reduce Watch Time of Borderline Content and Harmful Misinformation by 70%.

    As I said, I suspect their goals are relatively complex. They are not a charity. Their corporate goal is not "make the world a better place, no matter what the effect on our bottom line." They want to make money, but I know that there are people...

    Dec 8, 2019 at 1:32 PM
  2. Mick West

    Mick West replied to the thread YouTube's Changes Reduce Watch Time of Borderline Content and Harmful Misinformation by 70%.

    They do remove some content. This is content that's borderline.

    Dec 8, 2019 at 1:28 PM
  3. Mick West

    Mick West replied to the thread YouTube's Changes Reduce Watch Time of Borderline Content and Harmful Misinformation by 70%.

    I think they want to make it so that YouTube itself is not promoting the content. I suspect their goals are relatively complex and relate to advertising revenue, liability issues, and potential future regulation, as well as making the world a...

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:28 PM
  4. Mick West

    Mick West replied to the thread A Former AGW (Man-made global warming) Denier.

    Very interesting. I've seen this a few times, people believe in a low-level conspiracy theory, and over time ramp it up to more extreme conspiracy theories. At some point, they butt against something they can debunk, and it's often something that...

    Dec 8, 2019 at 9:02 AM
  5. Mick West

    Mick West replied to the thread YouTube's Changes Reduce Watch Time of Borderline Content and Harmful Misinformation by 70%.

    Everyone does. That's not really the issue, the problem comes in deciding where do to draw the line, and who gets to decide where that line is drawn.

    Dec 8, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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