YouTube vows to recommend fewer conspiracy theory videos

Site’s move comes amid continuing pressure over its role as a
platform for misinformation and extremism

YouTube will recommend fewer videos that “could misinform
users in harmful ways”, the company announced on Friday, in a
shift for a platform that has faced criticism for
amplifying conspiracy theories and extremism
.

The change concerns YouTube’s recommendations feature, which
automatically creates a playlist of videos for users to watch next.
The recommendations are the result of complex and opaque algorithms
designed to capture a user’s interest, but they have become a
locus of criticism when YouTube directs people to potentially
harmful and false content that they would not have otherwise sought
out.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
YouTube vows to recommend fewer conspiracy theory videos