Notre Dame Fire Seen Live Worldwide Tests Social Media
France has promised a worldwide effort to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the famous Christian church damaged by fire this week.
Many people have been sharing pictures of themselves and their families visiting Notre-Dame. For many, the building combines their personal memories with a long-established cultural heritage.
Live images of the fire were broadcast and shared as firefighters struggled to contain the flames that destroyed the building's tall spire and its wooden roof.
The fire happened at a time when some social media companies are testing methods for fighting back against false information. But in the case of YouTube, its methods did not help stop false information from spreading. YouTube's algorithm detected the images of the burning cathedral and sent users links about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Links included Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica entries about the 9/11 attack.
Observers say the incident demonstrates some of the problems with automatic systems that are meant to correct misleading information.
Worldwide calls to rebuild
French president Emmanuel Macron sent a message on Twitter expressing sadness at the loss, "I am sad tonight to see this part of us burn."
He and many French leaders stressed the importance of the cathedral to France's common culture.
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that he offered sympathy to the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis and offered U.S. experts to help rebuild it.
Notre-Dame de Paris is among the most famous Catholic churches in the world and is the seat of Catholic leadership of Paris. It is estimated that 13 million people visit the building every year.
The Paris public prosecutor is investigating the cause of the fire, which is suspected to be linked to extensive renovation work.
On Wednesday, France announced it would invite architects from around the world to propose designs to replace the spire that was destroyed in the fire. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said a competition would decide whether the cathedral should have a new design or be rebuilt as it was.
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1.misleading information 误导性信息
If you provide false or misleading information your application may be declined.
2.public prosecutor 检察官
Procurator system is a sign of law rule, and public prosecutor is also called Law Tutelary.
3.cultural heritage 文化遗产
All of our cultural heritage which is useful should be inherited, but in a critical way.
4.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
5.U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that he offered sympathy to the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis and offered U.S. experts to help rebuild it.
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6.But in the case of YouTube, its methods did not help stop false information from spreading.
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I dread to think what will happen in the case of a major emergency.
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很多人都在分享自己或家人游览巴黎圣母院的照片 。对很多人来说，这座建筑将他们的回忆与历史悠久的文化遗产结合在一起 。
这场火灾发生之际，一些社交媒体公司正在测试反击虚假信息的方法 。但是就YouTube而言，该网站的办法无助于阻止虚假信息的传播 。YouTube的算法检测到了大教堂失火的照片，并向用户发送了关于2001年9月11日世贸中心恐怖袭击的链接 。这些链接包括维基百科和大英百科全书关于911袭击的词条 。
法国总统马克龙在推特上发布了一条信息，对教堂失火一事感到痛心 。他写道：“今晚看到巴黎圣母院失火，我十分难过 。”
巴黎圣母院是全球最著名的天主教堂之一，也是巴黎天主教领袖的所在地 。据估计，每年有1300万人参观这座建筑 。
周三，法国宣布将向世界各地的建筑师征询设计方案，来取代火灾中被毁的尖塔 。法国总理菲利普表示，将会通过竞赛决定大教堂是否采用新设计还是恢复原貌 。