YouTube vows to recommend fewer conspiracy theory videos

Site’s move comes amid continuing pressure over its role as a platform for misinformation and extremism

YouTube will recommend fewer videos that “could misinform users in harmful ways”, the company announced Friday, in a shift for a platform that has faced criticism for amplifying conspiracy theories and extremism.

The change concerns YouTube’s recommendations feature, which automatically creates a playlist of videos for users to watch next. The recommendations are the result of complex and opaque algorithms designed to capture a user’s interest, but they have become a locus of criticism when YouTube directs people to potentially harmful and false content that they would not have otherwise sought out.

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Google I/O 2019 will take place at a familiar time and at a predictable locale

Google has taken the wraps off of the dates and location for Google I/O 2019. The event is set to take place from May 7 to 9 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The event will likely be where Google unveils Android Q.

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‘Fortnite’ Ice Storm challenges: Destroy an ice shard in different matches

The Fortnite Ice Storm limited time event is going on right now, offering plenty of new challenges and rewards for players in Battle Royale. One of the new challenges tasks players with finding and destroying Fortnite ice shards. We show you where to find these right here so you can complete it.

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