Annalee Newitz from Ars Technica talks to Jason Howell and Megan Morrone about the Google raters. Over the last month we’ve been talking about Google’s advertising problem. You know the story. Big companies suddenly became aware that their advertisements were showing up on extremist videos. Companies like AT&T and Verizon cut ties and YouTube realized that relying on algorithms for advertising was not helping its bottom line. The company said they had an army of 10,000 raters who could fix this problem. Longtime tech journalist, editor and author Annalee Newitz explored this world of Google raters for Ars Technica and joins us to talk about it.
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