Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Panache

11,844.10187.05
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

YouTube will no longer recommend videos that even come 'close to' violating its guidelines

The move will however not affect the availability of the videos.

IANS|
Feb 11, 2019, 04.17 PM IST
0Comments
Everyone knows about the big product launches and global news. However, there are a number of small but significant updates that slip under the radar. Here's a round-up of some of the announcements that will possibly have an impact on your digital life.
Everyone knows about the big product launches and global news. However, there are a number of small but significant updates that slip under the radar. Here's a round-up of some of the announcements that will possibly have an impact on your digital life.
SAN FRANCISCO: Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that "come close to" violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos.

The video sharing platform will no longer recommend videos "claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11", NBC News reported on Monday.

The original blog post from YouTube, published on January 25, said videos the site recommends, usually after a user has viewed one, would no longer lead to similar videos and instead would "pull in recommendations from a wider set of topics".

YouTube said in the post that the action is meant to "reduce the spread of content that comes close to - but doesn't quite cross the line of - violating" its community policies.

From WhatsApp To YouTube, Tech Updates That Will Impact Your Digital Life

of 3
Next
Prev
Play Slideshow

Time For An Upgrade

26 Jul, 2018
Everyone knows about the big product launches and global news. However, there are a number of small but significant updates that slip under the radar. Here's a round-up of some of the announcements that will possibly have an impact on your digital life.
Next

The change will not affect the videos' availability. And if users have subscribed to a channel that, for instance, produces conspiracy content, or if they search for it, they will still see related recommendations, the company said.

On Saturday, Guillaume Chaslot, a former engineer for Google - YouTube's parent company - hailed the move as a "historic victory".

According to the report, he helped build the Artificial Intelligence (AI) used to curate recommended videos.

"It's only the beginning of a more humane technology. Technology that empowers all of us, instead of deceiving the most vulnerable," said Chaslot.
0Comments
Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also Read

YouTube Music now live in India, also launches an ad-free version called YouTube Premium

YouTube launches music streaming services in India

Comeback for Justin Bieber: Pop star partners with YouTube for secret project

Making a YouTube channel for your small business

YouTube, answering critics, tries a new metric: Responsibility

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for Live Elections News & Results, Latest News in Business, Share Market & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service