Nope nope nope nope nope

Posted on February 26th, 2019

When I first heard Disney, Hasbro and others were sprinting away from YouTube because of creepy guys in the comment section, it felt like a bit of an overreaction to old news. Who didn’t already know that anonymous commenters are the worst?

What I didn’t know – and was utterly horrified to discover – is that “YouTube’s algorithm was also suggesting videos that featured children, even when a viewer wasn’t looking for them or only viewed tangentially related video. Additionally, the search bar autofilled in search suggestions that appeared to be favourite terms of pedophiles.”

That’s… not great.



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