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Manipulating the YouTube Algorithm

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A 3 part series on "coordinated inauthentic behavior".

 

Part 1:

 

Renée Diresta is a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust, where she researches unintended consequences of algorithms and works towards helping machines make better decisions. Renee also writes about disinformation and the changing face of information war — check out her essay “The Digital Maginot Line” (https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2018/11/28/the-digital-maginot-line) — and is a contributor to Wired Ideas (https://www.wired.com/author/renee-diresta). Here are examples of some of the videos in question (Open these videos in incognito mode so you don’t mess up your algorithm.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bfkZNh-NOE - 298k views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvA6fmfazCs 8k views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q72JmckZM8M

To say this presentation style is shady is an understatement. Quite interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-5_XJxJrPA - 107k views

Here’s one of the channels:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0Rc8yD14JXkZUdZvOBgow

 

 

Part 2:

 

Twitter info on IRA dataset https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_...

Congress released this list of Twitter Usernames: https://intelligence.house.gov/upload...

Twitter rules (beyond scope of this video, but relevant to current discussions around censorship) https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and...

Academic Papers (At least scroll through and look at the graphs): https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.09288.pdf

Troll Behaviour in the Twitter Brexit Debate https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.08754.pdf

Who falls for political manipualation https://arxiv.org/pdf/1808.03281.pdf

 

Follow YoYoel: https://twitter.com/yoyoel

Follow Del: https://twitter.com/delbius

Follow NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence : https://twitter.com/STRATCOMCOE

Check out "Robotrolling" https://www.stratcomcoe.org/robotroll...

NATO (Our interview took place on NATO's 70th birthday). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO

 

 

Part 3:

 

Facebook statements on the Internet Research Agency: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/04/...

Mark Zuckerberg: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...