Webinar: An analysis of recommendation algorithms on YouTube against disinformation

On 9 June, Check First presented the findings of its first investigation in the CrossOver Project to the EDMO BELUX community.

Are Youtube algorithms addicted to state-controlled media?” is the question we asked and tried to answer for the sake of the CrossOver project. Indeed, since the ban of Russia Today and Sputnik in the EU, the CrossOver project has been observing that CGTN Français, a Chinese State-run media, replaced the Russian fed content on Youtube in Belgium, when looking up the word “Russia”. Check First and EU Disinfolab analysed the rise of another state-controlled media after the ban of Russia Today France.

Check First presented the findings, the conclusions and the methodology during a webinar for EDMO Belux at the beginning of June 2022, available in English and in French.

“An analysis of recommendation algorithms on YouTube against disinformation”

“Les algorithmes de Youtube sont-ils accros aux médias d’État?”

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We empower the fight against disinformation. Check First is a software and methodologies company founded by a developer and two journalists. We focus on creating the best tools and practices for the peculiar job of countering and monitoring fakes and influence campaigns, and gain time in the process by fostering collaboration. Our best asset is the complementarity of our founding team, making us approach problems in a comprehensive and innovative way.

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