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YouTube Is Giving You More Control Over Video Recommendations

YouTube Is Giving You More Control Over Video Recommendations

You can now block certain channels from showing up in your “Up Next” list.

On Thursday June 27, 2019, Wired at WIRED wrote:
YouTube has been at the center of a long series of scandals in recent years, many concerning one of its main features: the recommendation algorithm. To address the issue, YouTube began reducing the number of times it recommended things like conspiracy theories and bogus miracle cures.

A similar option already exists on Spotify, where users can block artists they don’t want appearing in algorithmically generated playlists or elsewhere. The feature is available for Android users who speak English now, and is coming to iOS, desktop, and other languages in the future.

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