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On YouTube’s Digital Playground

On YouTube’s Digital Playground

YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is under scrutiny for surfacing harmful content

While conducting research on YouTube’s impact in Brazil, BKC’s Jonas Kaiser and Yaso Córdova, along with Adrian Rauchfleisch, discovered an alarming phenomenon: the platform's recommendation algorithm drives engagement with content that enables child sexual exploitation.

This discovery, first reported in the New York Times, has led to a great deal of coverage, and a formal response and policy change by YouTube, as well as from politicians.

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