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Shimrit Ben-Yair, Senior Director, Product Management

June 16, 2019

Shimrit Ben-Yair

Algorithms Won’t Fix What’s Wrong With YouTube

..... In February 2015, YouTube launched a child-centric version, YouTube Kids, in the United States. The app’s group manager Shimrit Ben-Yair described it as “the first Google product built from the ground up with the little ones in mind.” Ostensibly, YouTube Kids was meant to ensure that children could find videos without being able to accidentally click onto other, less family-friendly content — but it didn’t take long for inappropriate videos to show up in YouTube Kids’ ‘Now playing’ feeds. .....

June 14, 2019

Shimrit Ben-Yair

YouTube’s Algorithm Incentivizes the Wrong Behavior

..... In February 2015, YouTube launched a child-centric version, YouTube Kids, in the United States. The app’s group manager Shimrit Ben-Yair described it as “the first Google product built from the ground up with the little ones in mind.” Ostensibly, YouTube Kids was meant to ensure that children could find videos without being able to accidentally click onto other, less family-friendly content — but it didn’t take long for inappropriate videos to show up in YouTube Kids’ ‘Now playing’ feeds. .....