YouTube introduces three new ways to fine-tune your platform surfing.
First, the Google-owned video service unfolds themes and related videos on their homepage and under the "Next" tab. Second, it allows users to remove suggestions from channels they do not want to watch. And thirdly, it provides consumers with more information about why videos are recommended to them.
With these changes, YouTube hopes to give you control over the content that appears on the site. YouTube says the theme options are based on existing personalized suggestions, but they may be related to a video that, in the future, currently watched, or videos posted by this channel. [1
He also says that you might be recommended to a video based on what other viewers with similar interests like and watch in the past – just how the co-filtration algorithm works. Spotify, Netflix and Amazon already use this technique to offer songs, movie titles, and products you may like. The last few video platforms are criticized for not doing enough to address toxic videos on the platform.
Between accusations of radicalizing young people by sending them to extremist rabbits and ignoring the harassment of LGBT content creators, YouTube has seen its algorithm recommending inappropriate videos of children, including explicit sex and pedophilia jokes.
began to introduce new measures to tackle hate speech on the platform. It says that videos that promote the superiority of any group will be banned as a justification for discrimination against others based on their "age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status."
It's hard to see if the changes will have the desired effect. But they are long overdue and we hope they will clean up the toxic recommended system.  Some features are available globally in the YouTube app for Android and iOS right away, but you can expect others to appear on Android, iOS, and
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