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3 hours ago, 2B_orNot2B said:

locating them at Uberrüssel Oberursel near Frankfurt

 

FTFM!!

 

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Some people on Crete have told me over the years their reluctance to pay tax stems from the Turkish control over Greece for a long time and they didn´t want to pay tributes to their occupiers...makes sense...but now?:)

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On a simple level, I had always thought of conspiracy theories being beliefs of those who question what we are told to believe through the media etc.  Seemingly nothing wrong with that as so much of what we have been lead to believe has been proven untrue or corrupt...off to order my tin foil hat then...

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It seems that YouTube's recommendation algorithm has been directing users viewing innocuous content to 'controversial and potentially dangerous content they might never have stumbled on otherwise'. This apparently includes conspiracy theory content.

 

BBC: 'YouTube regrets: Anecdotal claims of damaged users'

 

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"My 10-year-old sweet daughter innocently searched for 'tap dance videos'," one parent wrote. "Now she is in this spiral of... videos that give her horrible unsafe body-harming and body-image-damaging advice."

 

This is one of hundreds of accounts outlining damage said to have been caused by YouTube's recommendations algorithm.

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Mozilla asked the public to share their "YouTube regrets" - videos recommended to users of the video clip platform, which led them down bizarre or dangerous paths.

 

"The hundreds of responses we received were frightening: users routinely report being recommended racism, conspiracies, and violence after watching innocuous content," said Ashley Boyd, Mozilla's vice-president of advocacy.

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"My ex-wife, who has mental health problems, started watching conspiracy videos three years ago and believed every single one," recalled one contributor.

 

"YouTube just kept feeding her paranoia, fear and anxiety, one video after another."

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I belleive that conspiracy is also a legal term like to commmit murder fraud etc do you realy think  that evenr in politics wars assasinations happen just  like that ?

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Wars, assasinations , murders don´t occur in  vacuum. There are reasons. There are interests at stake. There are always interests - even the little old lady next door has a reason she poisons your cat.

Financial reasons ( she might be forced to feed another cat if the neighbours find out  to save her face ).

Envy/jealousy

Lack of empathy

Indifference

Ignorance

Have I forgotten something?

 

 

 

 

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On 2/18/2019, 8:56:07, emkay said:

On a simple level, I had always thought of conspiracy theories being beliefs of those who question what we are told to believe through the media etc.  Seemingly nothing wrong with that as so much of what we have been lead to believe has been proven untrue or corrupt...off to order my tin foil hat then...

Should you question our knowledge about human anatomy and diseases? Sure. This is what scientists do all the time.

 

Should you believe that sugar balls sold with 1000% profit, funded by your Krankenkasse, can replace decades of research and cure all diseases?

 

 

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On 10/15/2019, 3:11:06, Lorelei said:

"My ex-wife, who has mental health problems, started watching conspiracy videos three years ago and believed every single one," recalled one contributor.

 

"YouTube just kept feeding her paranoia, fear and anxiety, one video after another."

 

The perfect wifey for J2!!

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