Report: YouTube Alters Search Algorithm to Deter ‘Captain Marvel’ Critics

Breitbart | 3/11/2019 | Staff
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In an attempt to deter critics of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster film Captain Marvel, YouTube has reportedly tweaked it’s search algorithm to rank “authoritative sources” higher in results.

CNET reports that following the release of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster film Captain Marvel, YouTube tweaked its algorithm to dissuade critics of the film. Over the weekend, searches for the film’s star Brie Larson were marked as “news,” which ranked “authoritative sources” higher in search rankings.

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The change was noted by Twitter user Julia Alexander who questions if the algorithm alteration may have been made to push critical videos further down in search rankings:

Marvel’s Captain Marvel has faced a number of online controversies since its release, notably on the review site RottenTomatoes.com. On March 8, Breitbart News reporter Justin Caruso wrote:

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Rotten Tomatoes displays two scores for Captain Marvel–one aggregated from reviews of movies critics in different publications, and another from general user ratings.

The list of approved critics handed the new film a high 81 percent mark, but average viewers were less impressed, clocking in at only 36 percent liking the movie.

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The film has already faced some controversy on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie-reviewing site shut down audience reviews until the...
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