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YouTube channels have spread false information that Egypt’s pyramids were used to generate energy in ancient times.

A BBC research team specializing in tracking scientific misinformation (scientific misinformation) has found that YouTube channels that use artificial intelligence to create videos may be spreading false scientific information, and that this information may appear to be “educational content” for children.

The research team identified more than 50 channels in more than 20 languages ​​that spread misinformation disguised as science content (mathematics, engineering, science and technology).

These channels include pseudoscience, disinformation, and conspiracy theories, spreading messages such as the pyramids in Egypt powering buildings, denying human-caused climate change, and affirming the existence of aliens.

Our analysis shows that YouTube recommends “bad science” videos to kids with verified educational content.

Nadia Barnett
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