Skip to comments.YouTube modifies search to curb Las Vegas shooting hoaxes
Posted on 10/06/2017 10:48:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin
YouTube is modifying its search engine to "promote more authoritative sources" in an effort to demote debunked conspiracy theories that have been spreading in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, according to The Wall Street Journal. ...
One of those results in question was a video titled "Proof Las Vegas Shooting Was a FALSE FLAG attackShooter on 4th Floor," which claimed there were multiple shooters involved in the massacre a rumor that has been refuted by authorities. On Tuesday, that video appeared as the fifth result when searching YouTube for "Las Vegas shooting," according to the report, helping it rack up more than 1.1 million views in just over a day.
"On Wednesday night, the company began promoting more authoritative sources in search results, especially for those about major news events," the Journal reported. There's no word as to how YouTube determines whether a source is authoritative.
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Odd. They havent taken down the Sandy Hook ones, especially the laughing “parent” of a “dead child”..
What are they trying to hide ?
Lefties cover for lefties .
Who is behind this gun sales to muslims gone bad ?
Yep, we live in a free country. NOT.
As if you trust YouTube to not filter out all of the facts.
Oh, so Youtube is saying we can’t handle freedom?????
I have no problem with loonies post their theories and people who might have some facts posting theirs. We have so little freedom of information.
Youtube and google are both controlling search results. They are suppressing non-PC sites and promoting sites that favor totalitarianism (leftism, *slam). This role will expand. So any free speech we thought we had is rapidly dwindling to nothing.
Someone needs to create a better, less oppressive youtube...Get some investors involved and go for it.
You have exactly the same anount of free speech as you had before youtube existed. Private companies have no obligation to provide you with a platform, whether it’s for something valid or the puerile nonsense about conspiracies. Grow up and grow a pair.
>Who is behind this gun sales to muslims gone bad?<
Muslims and/or ISIS members do not need to purchase automatic weapons from infidels when they can obtain sophisticated weaponry free from their co-religionists in the Middle East who will be more than willing to supply them.
I don’t trust anything on youtube. Please don’t tell me you do?!
By doing this, they simply fan the conspiracy flames.
For uncensored stuff during big events, forget youtube and go here.
Denied not refuted.
They might get them from their co-religionist but they arrive there some other way . Kind of like Benghazi
“One of those results in question was a video titled “Proof Las Vegas Shooting Was a FALSE FLAG attackShooter on 4th Floor,” which claimed there were multiple shooters involved in the massacre a rumor that has been refuted by authorities.”
Just for the record: “Refuted” does not mean either “disputed” or “denied.”