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  • Study: YouTube did not actively direct users toward anti-vaccine content during COVID-19

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    Contrary to public belief, YouTube algorithms did not actively promote anti-vaccine content related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Illinois-led study.

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  • Editor’s notes

    To contact Margaret Yee Man Ng, call 217-300-8186; email

    The paper “Exploring YouTube’s recommendation system in the context of COVID-19 vaccines: Computational and comparative analysis of video trajectories” is available online. DOI: 10.2196/49061