'Harvard researchers have found a disturbing trend in the YouTube algorithm which promotes videos of young children to those seeking out erotic content.'
For years now, the Free Thought Project has been reporting on the sadistic and outright horrifying pedophilia content that fills the murky depths of YouTube. The company who cracks down on peaceful channels and censors alternative media has long allowed this disturbing content on their platform. Despite advertisers fleeing the platform for the disturbing content, YouTube is once again in the spotlight for promoting pedophilia—this time in an extremely disturbing manner.
Researchers at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University found a disturbing trend when examining the algorithm of YouTube users who view erotic content. The study showed that after regular users watch erotic videos, they are recommended videos of women dressing as young girls before the algorithm eventually shows them videos of “girls as young as 5 or 6” wearing bathing suits or getting dressed.
As CNBC points out:
ACCORDING TO THE PIECE, YOUTUBE’S RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM CHANGED TO NO LONGER LINK SOME OF THE REVEALING VIDEOS TOGETHER, BUT THE COMPANY TOLD THE NEW YORK TIMES IT WAS “PROBABLY A RESULT OF ROUTINE TWEAKS TO ITS ALGORITHMS, RATHER THAN A DELIBERATE POLICY CHANGE.” YOUTUBE ALSO SAID THAT TURNING OFF ITS RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM ON VIDEOS OF CHILDREN WOULD “HURT ‘CREATORS’ WHO RELY ON THOSE CLICKS” BUT DID SAY IT WOULD LIMIT RECOMMENDATIONS ON VIDEOS IT DEEMS PUTTING CHILDREN AT RISK, THE REPORT SAID.
THE BERKMAN KLEIN CENTER DIDN’T IMMEDIATELY RESPOND TO A REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON WHETHER THE RESEARCHERS WILL BE PUBLISHING ANYTHING ON THE DISCOVERY. GOOGLE DID NOT IMMEDIATELY RESPOND TO A REQUEST FOR COMMENT.
This report, while horrifying enough, comes just months after YouTube was discovered to be a haven for pedophiles.
AT&T and Hasbro are among some of the major corporations who announced earlier this year that they will no longer purchase advertising on YouTube because it allows this pedophile content to flourish.
“Until Google can protect our brand from offensive content of any kind, we are removing all advertising from YouTube,” an AT&T spokesperson told CNBC.
“Hasbro is pausing all advertising on YouTube, and has reached out to Google/YouTube to understand what actions they are taking to address this issue and prevent such content from appearing on their platform in the future,” read a statement from Hasbro.
While YouTube censors videos of US war crimes, guns, and other videos that peacefully question the establishment narrative, they have long allowed this vile content to exist.'