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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.
Google-owned YouTube said Friday that it will suggest fewer controversial videos as a means to improve its recommendation system.
The company has come under fire in recent months for highlighting conspiracy theories and politically-motivated attack ads alongside otherwise unassuming content. YouTube has seen particular criticism for suggesting extremist videos alongside children’s content and for featuring misinformation around national tragedies.
Any improvements to the…