YouTube’s algorithm is under fire for boosting a sexist conspiracy theory about black hole researcher Katie Bouman
|04/12/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Dr. Katie Bouman, who helped capture the first image of a black hole, has become the target of misogynistic conspiracy theories online.
- As news spread of Bouman’s work developing an algorithm for the Event Horizon Telescope team, some people on social media and YouTube promoted a conspiracy theory that another male developer on the team, Andrew Chael, did significantly more work on the process.
- Despite Andrew Chael’s public denial of the theory, a YouTube search of Katie Bouman’s name puts a video promoting the conspiracy theory and accusing Bouman of stealing credit for the project at the top of the results.
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