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Mozilla wants YouTube users to be watchdogs with a new browser extension

Mozilla is asking YouTube users to participate in a research program that will turn viewers into watchdogs and hopefully shed some light on the video streaming website's problematic recommendation algorithm. in a blog postMozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, notes that the artificial intelligence (AI) that powers YouTube's recommendation system is one of the "most powerful curators on the Internet." Mozilla says YouTube is the second most visited website in the world and quote a CNET scoring article recommendation engine drives 70 percent of total watch time. Mozilla also notes that YouTube is known to recommend conspiracy theories, misinformation, and other harmful content, even to people who have not seen such content before. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the upcom...