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YouTube is more likely to serve problematic videos than useful ones, study (and common ... - 1 views

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    "The streaming video company's recommendation algorithm can sometimes send you on an hours-long video binge so captivating that you never notice the time passing. But according to a study from software nonprofit Mozilla Foundation, trusting the algorithm means you're actually more likely to see videos featuring sexualized content and false claims than personalized interests."
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Cops are playing music during filmed encounters to game YouTube's copyright striking - ... - 0 views

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    "The police are attempting to use YouTube's stringent copyright system to keep people from posting recordings of encounters with law enforcement. In a video posted Thursday by the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), a community organization dedicated to defunding the Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff's deputy David Shelby pulled out his phone and began playing Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" during an encounter. He openly admitted, "it can't be posted to YouTube.""
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Algorithms like YouTube's content ID harm fair use, free speech, and creativity | Boing... - 0 views

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    "Because YouTube is the dominant player in the online video market, its choices dictate the norms of the whole industry. And unfortunately for independent creators, YouTube has proven to be more interested in appeasing large copyright holders than protecting free speech or promoting creativity. Through its automatic copyright filter, Content ID, YouTube has effectively replaced legal fair use of copyrighted material with its own rules."
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RIAA launches legal campaign against YouTube download sites | Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The argument is that even though it is used for legal purposes, the fact that it is even capable of circumventing a protection measure makes it illegal-a repurposing of copyright law to directly control what we do with computers."
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YouTube's Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories | WIRED - 0 views

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    "Crucial to his success, he says, was YouTube's recommendation system, the feature that promotes videos for you to watch on the homepage or in the "Up Next" column to the right of whatever you're watching. "We were recommended constantly," he tells me. YouTube's algorithms, he says, figured out that "people getting into flat earth apparently go down this rabbit hole, and so we're just gonna keep recommending.""
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YouTube viewers to help uncover how users are sent to harmful videos | YouTube | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "YouTube viewers are being asked to become "watchdogs" and record their use of the site to help uncover the ways in which its recommendation algorithm can lead to online radicalisation."
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YouTube algorithm adds 9/11 explainer to Notre Dame fire video | World news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The platform's automated tools may have mistaken the visuals of the burning building for 9/11 footage, according to Vagelis Papalexakis, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside who studies machine learning used in similar systems."
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Turkey Unblocks YouTube After 2 Months - 0 views

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    "Turkey has finally restored access to YouTube, 67 days after the government blocked the video-sharing website. The Turkey's telecommunications authority (TIB) lifted the ban on Tuesday, removing YouTube from the "blocked sites" listed on its website. The move came four days after the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the ban violated Turks' free speech rights and ordered the ban be lifted."
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