By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-12-21
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is troubled by reports that YouTube continues to amplify extremist content after pledging to crack down on dangerous misinformation and disinformation.
Last month, she joined dozens of other legislators on a letter to Big Tech CEOs, including of YouTube, saying they needed to deal with “fundamental design features of their social networks that facilitate the spread of extreme, radicalizing content to their users.”
Citing an AntiDefamation League analysis, Pelosi responded with a statement Friday (Feb. 12) in an e-mail to media outlets.
“The ADL released a well-researched and troubling report showing that white supremacy and extremist content is proliferating on YouTube and that YouTube’s recommendation algorithms are pushing users to more extreme content,” she said. » Read More