Shortly after the Notre-Dame cathedral lit up on Monday in Paris, news shops began broadcasting live broadcasts on YouTube. Below a few clips were a strange text box: The Encyclopedia Britannica snippet on the 11th September terrorist attacks.
YouTube, a Google division of Alphabet Inc., introduced this text box last year to combat the proliferation of conspiracy theories, including those questioning 9/1
"We are very disappointed with the fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral," said a YouTube spokesman. “These panels are algorithmic, and our systems sometimes call inappropriately. We turn off these panels for live streams related to fire.
YouTube has been shocked by the criticism of the videos it covers and recommends news topics. The company said weekly displays of "tens of millions" of text below the video.