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YouTube’s Spam Filter Wrongly Flags A Google Chromebook Ad As Spam & We Can’t Stop Laughing

It’s a well known fact that YouTube’s algorithm to flag videos that violate its terms and conditions can be problematic. Recently, creators have been seeing YouTube’s bot regularly demonetizing their videos, causing them to unnecessarily lose revenue. Now, that bot seems to be acting up on its creators videos as well. 

Hilariously, the algorithm recently marked one of Google’s own videos, an ad for the new Chromebook Pixel, as spam. The issue has already been fixed, but screenshots of the goof are still floating around.

It’s an indication of just how flawed the system is. Sure, it’s nice that YouTube is attempting an automated system to flag videos that are hate speech, scams or otherwise. However, they clearly have a lot of work to do so that YouTube creators aren’t losing their livelihood in the process. 

It’s of course funny this should happen to the platform’s parent company, but it’s also reason to look into improving the algorithm’s parameters, something YouTube has been dragging its feet about. After all, in its present state, who does it really benefit?

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Source of news : Indiatimes

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