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Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 5, 2019

The New York Times recently reported that Youtube’s algorithm, which the site uses to personalize content recommendations for its users, was showing a video of girls playing outside in two-piece swimsuits to users who had watched other videos of prepubescent, half-dressed children — after they had watched sexually themed content. The result of this was a loop of videos that experts say sexualize children.

Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve just watched two straight seasons of “Stranger Things” in one sitting — even though you have a test later that day. But for Todd Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, watching hours of shows and documentaries is part of his job description. “I’m blessed ...

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