Conspiracy videos suggested that California wildfires were lit by government laser beams have clocked up millions viewers on YouTube.
News site Motherboard found conspiracy theories and fake news topped search suggesion, when looking for clips of the California wildfires.
YouTube had not adequately stopped these collusion theories progress on that platform”.
YouTube tell’s it has made a long-term commitment to tackle disinformation.
strength of 80 people have died in the fires which swept across the state of California in November. And almost 500 people remain unaccounted for after the so-called Camp Fire destroyed the town of heaven.
But YouTube has been provided “thriving” home for disinformation about the fires, Motherboard said.
It found people observant for the fire were recommended topics such as “conspiracy 2018”, “directed energy weapon” and “laser beam”.
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