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Because I have interest in “Apollo program”, Google Stories is constantly sending me conspiracy theories. I can unsubscribe from the Apollo program entirely or from this particular news outlet, both solutions that would cost me real content. There is no option however to filter out these conspiracy theories.

While this is an (almost) harmless example of how this algorithm is broken, other times it got more troublesome. During the last terrorist attacks I was receiving extremist propaganda in form of conspiracy theories. These lies have real effects on how we understand and react to our reality..

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