SAN BRUNO, CA—YouTube has apologized after an algorithm error caused the video sharing site to execute hundreds of people critical of China.
The unintentional programming error caused YouTube executioners to hunt down and kill the political enemies of the Communist Party of China. From political prisoners of the regime to people who said negative things about China's government, hundreds of people were executed before the error was discovered.
"We're sorry for this error -- it was completely unintentional," said a YouTube representative. "Oops! Haha, boy do we have egg on our faces with this one. Oh well. We'll do better next time."
The algorithm has been fixed, though now it seems to be sending drone strikes against Taiwan.