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How YouTube's Ad Placement Algorithm Got It So Wrong

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Major consumer brands have pulled out of advertising with YouTube after it was discovered that some of their ads were running alongside offensive content including video from terrorism-affiliated groups. Google, which owns YouTube, places ads on videos in part through an algorithm-powered system. So…what went wrong?Jun.01.2017

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