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Why Youtube’s algorithms push extreme content on every possible subject / Boing Boing

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

Food for thought: [WayBack] Why Youtube’s algorithms push extreme content on every possible subject / Boing Boing.

the problems of Youtube’s recommender algorithms might be that they overdistil your preferences. Since they’re aiming for “engagement” — a word I am beginning to loathe with an unsettling level of emotion — the real problem with these algorithms is they’re constantly aiming to create an epic sense of drama and newness

More in depth at [WayBackOpinion | YouTube, the Great Radicalizer – The New York Times

Via [WayBack] Kristian Köhntopp – Google+.

–jeroen

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