Tag Archives: content moderation

YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is unresponsive to user feedback, according to Mozilla

YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is unresponsive to user feedback, according to Mozilla

Mozilla researchers analyzed seven months of YouTube activity from over 20,000 participants to evaluate four ways that YouTube says people can “tune their recommendations”—hitting Dislike, Not interested, Remove from history, or Don’t recommend this channel. They wanted to see how effective these controls really are.  Every participant installed a browser extension that added a Stop […]

Mark Zuckerberg still won’t address the root cause of Facebook’s misinformation problem

As Hao wrote, a study from New York University of partisan publishers’ Facebook pages found “those that regularly posted political misinformation received the most engagement in the lead-up to the 2020 US presidential election and the Capitol riots.”  Zuckerberg, after saying that “a bunch of inaccurate things” about Facebook’s incentives for allowing and amplifying misinformation […]