Reflection of Political Bias within YouTube Search and Recommendation Algorithms

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Michael Lutz, Sanjana Gadaginmath, Natraj Vairavan, Sriram Srivatsan, Advisor: Phil Mui 1Aspiring Scholars Directed Research Program, 43505 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 Abstract: Given the reach of YouTube as a proliferator of contemporary news and ideas, it is important to understand how YouTube reflects (either magnifies, minimises, or preserves) pre-existing political bias. Moreover, it remains […]