January 28, 2019
YouTube claims it will stop recommending conspiracy videos.
Following complaints over the number of unwelcome videos appearing in recommendations, the Google-owned site says it plans to try and banish them.
It says ‘borderline’ videos that come close to violating community guidelines or those which ‘misinform users in a harmful way.’ will now be excluded.
‘We’ll begin reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.’
YouTube says the decision affects less than 1 percent of videos – but this will still impact millions of clips.
‘We think this change strikes a balance between maintaining a platform for free speech and living up to our responsibility to users,’ YouTube said.
However, it will not ban the videos.
This article was posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:49 am