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- A Mozilla study found that YouTube’s “dislike” button was ineffective against bad recommendations.
- The best official solution was to choose “don’t recommend channel.”
- However, even YouTube’s best solution wasn’t great at blocking these suggestions.
YouTube gives users a number of ways to control what they see on the service, with one of the most visible methods being the dislike button. However, a new study has revealed that hitting “dislike” hardly worked in preventing bad recommendations.
A Mozilla study used an open-source web extension called RegretsReporter to gather insight into YouTube recommendations (h/t: Engadget) from thousands of users.