A YouTube fact-check feature which was encoded to sort out the misinformation issue accidentally identified live broadcasts of the fire engulfing the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, with some facts linked to the 9/11 terror attacks in the US.
“News outlets began live-streaming broadcasts of the fire on YouTube, but below some of the clips an unusual text box popped up: an entry from the Encyclopedia Britannica about the September 11 2001 attacks in the United States.”
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, where a large fire broke out on Monday evening, is among the most famous landmarks in Paris, drawing about 13 million visitors a year.
It is odd that Paris fire department along with the local authorities and Notre Dame’s management failed at various points, firstly they failed to respond quickly, there was an absence of timely notification, a construction and renovating company should have taken all the appropriate actions in order to avert such accident. But French Interior Ministry official says firefighters did everything to save Notre Dame Cathedral.
The devastating fire that destroyed the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral has subsequently spread to one of the church’s landmark rectangular towers.
“It’s not certain we’ll be able to halt the spread toward the northern bell tower. If that collapses, you can imagine the extent of the damage,” General Jean-Claude Gallet said, adding that 400 firefighters were battling the blaze.
The Vatican said: “The Holy See has seen with shock and sadness the news of the terrible fire that has devastated the Cathedral of Notre Dame, symbol of Christianity in France and in the world.”
The cathedral was built on a small island called the Île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine. Construction began in 1163, during the reign of King Louis VII, and was completed in 1345. It is considered to be a jewel of the medieval Gothic architecture.
— Solveig Godeluck (@Solwii) April 15, 2019
notre dame de paris is burning and man… it’s heartbreaking to see that, really pic.twitter.com/ZvPhzx8rcq
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