We Followed YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm Down The Rabbit Hole

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    BuzzFeed:


    How many clicks through YouTube’s “Up Next” recommendations does it take to go from an anodyne PBS clip about the 116th United States Congress to an anti-immigrant video from a designated hate organization? Thanks to the site’s recommendation algorithm, just nine.

     
  2. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster!

    As tends to be my reactions to most stories about these platforms, if Twitter, Facebook, etc. have gotten so big that their excuse is they can't manage their own reach and content, then maybe they shouldn't be offering the platform. If you can't manage your own product, then maybe it has no business existing. But they take no responsibility for themselves.
     
  3. Dust Of Fallen Rome

    Regular

    YouTube died for me when Filthy Frank ended. I just wanted to get that off my chest.