YouTube looks to dilute nasty programming with curated educational playlists

YouTube is introducing a new education feature called Learning Playlists that will offer dedicated landing pages for educational videos on a variety of topics, including math, science, music, and language. The playlists will have organizational features, like chapters around key concepts, ordered from beginner to advanced lessons. The pages will also be notably free from recommended videos, letting viewers focus on their lessons without distractions. YouTube has come under fire for its algorithm-driven recommended videos that can sometimes lead viewers toward radicalizing or other troubling content. Though the company has been reluctant to turn off recommendations in the past because it would drive less traffic to other videos, removing... Continue reading…

YouTube looks to dilute nasty programming with curated educational playlists

YouTube, which has come under fire in the past year for allowing conspiracy and hate videos to surface to the top, is making another move to clean up its act.

Fri 12 Jul 19 from Phys.org

YouTube looks to dilute nasty programming with curated educational playlists, Thu 11 Jul 19 from USA today

YouTube executive on criticism: 'We're always going to err on the side of protecting children'

Kids play a huge role in YouTube's success. They binge watch videos and even star in their own content for legions of followers.

Fri 12 Jul 19 from CNN

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Thu 11 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Thu 11 Jul 19 from Engadget

YouTube is launching educational playlists that won’t include algorithmic recommendations

YouTube is introducing a new education feature called Learning Playlists that will offer dedicated landing pages for educational videos on a variety of topics, including math, science, ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from The Verge

YouTube is adding more ways for creators to make money

YouTube is adding more ways for video creators to make money, as the company and its users work toward becoming less reliant on sometimes-uncertain advertising deals. The new features ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from The Verge

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YouTube is rolling out more ways for its creators to engage fans and generate revenue, the company announced today at the VidCon event in Anaheim, Calif. Last year, YouTube used the event to ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from TechCrunch

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