Turns out YouTube doesn’t really care that you dislike a video
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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.


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