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Does This Button Work? Investigating YouTube's ineffective user controls

Powered by 22,722 volunteers, Mozilla scrutinized YouTube to determine how much control people actually have over the platform’s recommendation algorithm. This is what we learned.

Sept. 20, 2022
Becca Ricks
Jesse McCrosky

Written by Becca Ricks and Jesse McCrosky

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Mozilla’s mission is to ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. An internet that truly puts people first, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.

Founded as a community open source project in 1998, Mozilla currently consists of two organizations: the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, which leads our movement building work; and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation, which leads our market-based work, including the development of the Firefox web browser. The two organizations work in close concert with each other and a global community of tens of thousands of volunteers under the single banner: Mozilla.



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