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YouTube's Horrible Recommendations Could Affect Younger Users, But There's A Way To Fix It

9 days ago   |   By Tech Times

Researchers claimed that YouTube's recommendations show conspiracies that could be dangerous to young users. Your feedback could help fix the issue.
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Mozilla needs your help to expose YouTube's recommendation algorithm

Mozilla needs your help to expose YouTube's recommendation algorithm

9 days ago   |   By The Next Web

YouTube‘s recommendation algorithm drives more than 70% of the videos we watch on the site. But its suggestions have attracted criticism from across the spectrum. A developer who's worked on the system said last year that it's “toxic” and pushes users towards conspiracy videos, but a recent study found it favors mainstream media channels and actively discourages viewers from watching radical content. Mine, of course, suggests videos on charitable causes, doctoral degrees, and ethical investment opportunities. But other users receive less noble recommendations. If you're one of them, a new...
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YouTube's recommendation system is criticized as harmful. Mozilla wants to research it - CNET

YouTube's recommendation system is criticized as harmful. Mozilla wants to research it - CNET

9 days ago   |   By CNET

The maker of Firefox is soliciting help from YouTube users, in an attempt to find problematic patterns.
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Mozilla wants YouTube users to be watchdogs with new browser extension

Mozilla wants YouTube users to be watchdogs with new browser extension

9 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Mozilla is asking YouTubers to participate in a research program that will turn viewers into watchdogs and hopefully shed some light on the streaming video website's problematic recommendation algorithm.
In a blog post , Mozilla - the company behind the Firefox browser - points out that the artificial intelligence that powers YouTube's recommendation system is one of the “most powerful curators on the internet.” Mozilla says YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, and cites a CNET article that notes the recommendation engine drives 70 percent of total viewing time.
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Mozilla asks YouTube users to ‘donate' their recommendations

9 days ago   |   By Engadget

YouTube has long been criticized for its opaque recommendations algorithm. Some researchers have warned that the video app's algorithmic suggestions too often gravitate toward conspiracy theories, which can be especially dangerous to younger users. T...
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Mozilla wants your help to fix terrible YouTube recommendations

Mozilla wants your help to fix terrible YouTube recommendations

9 days ago   |   By The Verge

Mozilla's browser extension invites user input on YouTube's algorithm | Mozilla
YouTube's recommendations algorithm can lead you down some very weird rabbit holes, suggesting videos that feel weirdly personal and off-target at the same time. Today, Mozilla will introduce a new browser extension, RegretsReporter , that aims to crowdsource research about users' “regrettable recommendations,” to let users better understand how YouTube's recommendation algorithm works and provide details about patterns it discovers.
Mozilla started gathering stories from users last year about the videos that...
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