Collective Analysis of Algorithmic Recommendations ― COVID-19.

YouTube's policies assure us that conspiracy theories and disinformation is taken down. Is it accurate in a language different from English? An independent test.

Evidence collection is closed! This is our publication: YTTREX-crowdsourced analysis of YouTube’s recommender system during COVID-19 pandemic , and here, as reference, our research and updates page.

March 25th till 26th at 23:59 GMT; Follow the sequence below, once (or more):

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We will release updates on the analysis and the full database.
You can start comparing the related videos seen during our test using the "compare" function for the ZH, ES, EN, PT AR videos.

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We'll be glad to include findings and research from external contributors, reach out in our mattermost chat.
This is not the first test we coordinate! Check out our work on Pornhub's recommendation algorithms! {announcement 🎉 final report, and 🙏RT}.

Research state of art

Two chapters on research, design and methodology.
Built from our past experiences, the state of art regardless of Youtube analysis.