YouTube and the Daily News were recently rebranded as “daily” and “daily video” to better reflect the news they offer to their millions of daily viewers.
Today, however, we’re talking about what the two networks do when they don’t get it right, as the new network was recently exposed for violating copyright and other laws.
On Sunday, the Daily Mail reported that YouTube had launched an algorithm to “upstage” news articles.
The algorithm is meant to “give the news site more time to run through the stories and analyze the information.”
YouTube’s algorithm also makes it harder to see which articles are shared, but this is also part of what makes the algorithm a valuable tool.
“When you are watching a video or an article that has more than 5,000 shares or comments, it is almost impossible to know if you’re watching an article you should be watching,” explained Jonathan Schanzer, the CEO of ContentVentures, a content discovery startup.
“You’re watching a lot of videos on YouTube that you might have never seen before.
They’re all different and different in tone, they’re all coming from different places.
The way they are being shared makes it much harder to distinguish between them.
But if you watch a lot, the way the content is shared, it’s going to be much easier to differentiate between different kinds of content.”
This is why YouTube’s algorithms are so valuable, and why many people find it easy to share their favorite YouTube videos on their social media accounts without realizing that they’re sharing copyrighted material.
“If someone is sharing their favorite video, and that’s a copyrighted video, they should be able to tell whether that video is fair use,” Schanzel told Wired.
“Because it’s not being shared, there’s no way for YouTube to know.”
On Friday, YouTube’s CEO, Mike Morhaime, confirmed the news and apologized for the algorithm’s lack of accuracy.
“It’s not an algorithmic algorithm,” he said.
“YouTube is a community and we are a global platform where users are able to submit content to us and we use that content to create our news content.”
Morhaime added that the algorithm is “designed to ensure that content creators are not unfairly penalized for sharing their content.”
“In many cases, we can detect when an article has more shares than other content, and when content creators don’t share the same content with their audience, that can help identify whether content is fair,” he added.
Morhaimes statement on the algorithm comes after the Daily Beast exposed the algorithm as a violation of copyright.
“In March of this year, YouTube released a new algorithm that would ‘upstage’ news stories from other content to highlight them for longer and more widely,” the Daily Post reported.
“The Daily Show has been criticized for not using that algorithm.”
YouTube said that it’s “working to improve” the algorithm and “make it more accurate.”
The Daily Show also said that YouTube’s change of heart was due to the network’s “increasing scrutiny” of the news it publishes.
“While we welcome YouTube’s changes to the algorithm, it seems like it’s only fair that the Daily Program has to take a hit, which we hope will spur YouTube to adopt better ways to promote our content and to be more transparent about what it does,” the show said in a statement.
YouTube’s announcement on the “upgrading” of its algorithm comes less than a month after the company announced that it would be revamping its YouTube News app, and its YouTube Kids app, to improve “advancement of its content and our user experience.”