No. 446859 [Reply]
I don't know why no one is talking about this, but for the past 3-4 months Youtube's recommendation algorithm has been completely broken because they wanted to stop endless recommended videos of little girls.24 posts and 7 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
The Youtube algorithm was extremely good, this is why this was possible, you could get highly relevant recommendations to whatever you were watching.
Since the general public became aware that you could watch little girls doing gymnastics or whatever, and it caused such outrage, Youtube broke the entire website.
For example I used to be able to watch a video of vocaloid cosplay, and literally every recommendation would be vocaloid cosplay from small or medium sized channels.
Now the entire recommendation section for almost all videos is extremely irrelevant, usually clickbait top 10 type videos with millions of views.
You used to be able to keep clicking endlessly on recommended videos, but now you're very lucky if you even find one relevant video to whatever you're watching, unless it's an extremely well known subject to the algorithm, like "super smash bros".
There's apparently some people who realize the algorithm has been broken for months, but none of them seem to be aware that they broke it because of videos of little girls doing gymnastics.
I can't figure it out. If I log on incognito, the option isn't there. I tried it on my other computer and it wasn't there either. It also goes away if I log into my account.
I'm afraid to delete my cookies because I don't want it to go away.
After messing around with it more it doesn't work for everything. Pretty much an esoteric japanese video it won't give me the related option, only the normal junk. Strangely the upnext is actually related half the time.
This is rather hard to piece together, it's all over the place.