Tech Layoffs Have Deeply Cut Misinformation Teams
The recent layoffs at Alphabet heavily cut into the team at YouTube that provided moderation for misinformation spread on its platform. These cuts left a SINGLE employee in-charge of all of YouTube’s misinformation policy worldwide. Unbelievable.
Tech is Giving up on their Misinformation Removal Efforts
This example at YouTube illustrates a more widespread issue where we see these tech giants that were very committed to this immediately following the 2020 election starting to surrender to economic and business challenges. There are a few leading theories as to why this is happening, but the most prevailing one is: moderation is a VERY difficult challenge.