YouTube looks to dilute nasty programming with curated educational playlists

phys.org | 6/12/2019 | Staff
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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.

The Google-owned network today announced what it calls "Learning Playlists," offering a stream of educational content that will stick to one theme and not send viewers to other recommended videos instead.

Videos - Partners - Importance - Right - Neal

Initially, the videos will be curated by select partners because "we understand the importance of getting this right," says Neal Mohan, YouTube's Chief Product Officer, who made the announcement here at the VidCon convention, a four-day festival promoting online video.

The companies YouTube will be working with include the Khan Academy, TED-Ed and Crash Course.

YouTube - Critics - Videos - Underbelly - Society

YouTube has seen many critics calling it out for showcasing some videos from the underbelly of society to the vast audience of nearly 2 billion people who tune in every day, especially to kids.

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