MEDIA & INFORMATION ELECTIONS MISINFORMATION Youtube

YouTube’s algorithm change successfully curbed misinformation ahead of the election — and boosted Fox News at the same time, new research has found

November 4, 2020, by insider@insider.com (Isobel Asher Hamilton)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Fox News Researchers studying YouTube’s recommendation algorithm found it surfaced fewer fringe misinformation videos in the ...

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INTERNET SAFETY AGE-RESTRICT Youtube

YouTube’s AI can automatically age-restrict inappropriate videos

September 23, 2020, by Engadget

YouTube already uses machine learning to flag inappropriate content for its Trust and Safety team to review, but moving forward, the company plans to expand ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION MISINFORMATION Youtube

YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories

September 21, 2020, by Clive Thompson

From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI keep the lunatic fringe from going viral?

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YouTube sued for using AI to racially profile content creators

September 15, 2020, by Thomas Macaulay

A group of black content creators has sued YouTube for allegedly using AI to censor their videos based “wholly or in part” on race. The lawsuit accuses ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION DESINFORMATION HATE SPEECH Youtube

YouTube removes record number of videos after increasing role of AI in content review

September 15, 2020, by Thomas Macaulay

YouTube says it took down a record number of videos in the second quarter of this year due to an increased use of AI in its ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING BIAS Youtube

How YouTube’s bias algorithm hurts those looking for information on health

September 14, 2020, by The Conversation

YouTube hosts millions of videos related to health care. The Health Information National Trends Survey reports that 75% of Americans go to the internet first ...

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Trump deploys YouTube as his secret weapon in 2020

September 6, 2020, by Alex Thompson

In 2016, Donald Trump’s campaign cracked the code on Facebook as a campaign tool — gaining an advantage over Hillary Clinton that was little noticed ...

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