YouTube’s algorithm pushes hateful content and misinformation: Report
Violent videos and misinformation are amplified by YouTube's algorithm, despite the company's rules meant to limit their spread, according to a Mozilla Foundation report published July 7.
The foundation — a nonprofit that advocates on privacy issues — found 71 percent of all videos that volunteers reported as disturbing were recommended by the video-sharing platform's algorithm. They included conspiracies about 9/11 and the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the promotion of white supremacy.
Researchers also found that people in non-English speaking countries were more likely to encounter videos they considered disturbing, indicating that...