“‘Whenever something like this happens, people immediately blame it on conspiracy,’ said Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. ‘There are all kinds of ways for things to go wrong that are what I would call unintended consequences of either computer algorithms or human behavior.'”
Unfortunately, however, in typical “he said, she said” fair-and-balanced style, the article still gives weight to a number of conspiracy theorists. “If it bleeds, it leads.” See the full article here.