Richard Osman: Pointless host opens up on algorithm adverts with fans 'Knows me so well'

A Fourth follower added: “I once looked at an advert for a pair of shorts, and now google assumes that shorts are the only thing I am interested in buying for the rest of eternity.

However, another helpful fan revealed that it was in fact Outbrain, a web advertising platform, that was creating the targeted online links.

“As others have pointed out, Google doesn’t deserve the credit for this one.

You’re experiencing the wonders of Outbrain, which sounds like a verb Donald Trump would use,” the user corrected.