YouTube algorithm pushed election fraud claims to Trump supporters, report says

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For years, researchers have suggested that algorithms feeding users content aren’t the cause of online echo chambers, but are more likely due to users actively seeking out content that aligns with their beliefs. This week, New York University researchers for the Center for Social Media and Politics showed results from a YouTube experiment that just happened to be conducted right when election fraud claims were raised in fall 2020. They say their results provide an important caveat to prior research by showing evidence that in 2020, YouTube’s algorithm was responsible for “disproportionately”

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