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YouTube viewers to help uncover how users are sent to harmful videos

Extension on Firefox browser will allow users to record information about videos recommended by site

YouTube viewers are being asked to become “watchdogs” and record their use of the site in order to help uncover the ways in which its recommendation algorithm can lead to online radicalisation.

Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox web browser, has produced a new browser extension, called RegretsReporter, whichwill allow YouTube users to record and upload information about the harmful videos they are recommended by the site, as well as the route they took to get there.

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