Prof. Wojcieszak's Research in the News: Analyzing YouTube's Algorithm and Its Bias

Professor Magdalena Wojcieszak has made headlines in the newsletter of the College of Letters and Science with her study on YouTube's recommendation algorithm. Titled "YouTube Video Recommendations Lead to More Extremist Content for Right-Leaning Users," the research reveals how right-leaning users are more likely to receive extremist content recommendations. This groundbreaking study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), highlights the potential for political radicalization through social media platforms.