YouTube policy change limited spread of harmful videos across the web

An insurance plan change by YouTube to limit the spread of harmful videos over the wider internet seems to have had the required effect.

In January 2019, YouTube said it could no longer recommend what it deemed to be harmful videos through its recommendation algorithm, although it still allowed those videos to be placed on its website. Cody Buntain at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and his co-authors were sceptical this approach could have much effect because links to …

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