Google’s algorithms flagged a Chromebook Pixel ad on YouTube

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Google’s flagging algorithms for YouTube accidentally flagged a Chromebook Pixel advertisement as spam

Google’s flagging algorithms for YouTube accidentally flagged a Chromebook Pixel advertisement as spam

The problem with using algorithms to flag offensive or defaulting content is that they can often trip up. And Google’s finding that out first hand on YouTube. The company’s flagging algorithms for YouTube accidentally flagged a Chromebook Pixel advertisement as spam, says a report by The Next Web. It’s of course a faux pas, but will probably get more notice from Google than usual.

The company’s flagging algorithms for YouTube accidentally flagged a Chromebook Pixel advert as spam. It’s of course a faux pas, but will probably get more notice from Google than usual.

Also, it seems Google has already fixed the issue, but this is the Internet after all and screenshots of the same can be found online. You have to see the funny side though. An advertisement for Google’s own product was found “violating YouTube’s policy on spam, deceptive practices and scams.”

It’s a known fact that Google uses machine learning algorithms to flag offensive content on YouTube. That includes content pertaining to extremism and more. The company has methods in place to reduce the amount of offensive content on YouTube. Google outlined these efforts back in June, and kicked things into a higher gear in August this year.