What's your #YouTubeRegret?
Once, at 2 a.m., you searched YouTube for “Did aliens build Stonehenge?” Ever since, your YouTube recommendations have been a mess: Roswell, wormholes, Illuminati. YouTube’s recommendation engine can lead users down bizarre rabbit holes — and they’re not always harmless. Sometimes they drive people toward misinformation and extreme viewpoints.
In 2 weeks we have a meeting with the YouTube team to ask them to make serious commitments towards fixing this problem. That’s why we want to collect your stories and use them to help put pressure on YouTube to do better. Will you tell us your own “YouTube regret” — that video that altered your recommendations for the worse? Note that we might share your story on the web, social media, or in our meeting with YouTube.