Samantha Bee Reveals the Seamy Side of YouTube’s Algorithm

Samantha Bee Reveals the Seamy Side of YouTube’s Algorithm
Samantha Bee examined the way YouTube’s algorithm for recommending videos fuels potentially dangerous and illegal behavior from pedophilia to extremism. A recent New York Times investigation discovered that YouTube’s algorithm will guide viewers with pedophilic tastes towards videos featuring younger and younger women. While the easy fix would be to turn off the recommendation engine for videos with children in them, YouTube has declined to do so.

“This isn’t even the first time this year that YouTube has been caught catering to pedophiles,” Bee said. “No one
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