Evaluating Platform Abortion-Related Speech Policies: Were Platforms Prepared for the Post-Dobbs Environment?

Authors: Clara Martiny, Francesca Visser, Isabel Jones

Published: 11 October 2022

In this multi-platform study, ISD evaluates the actions taken by four major social media platforms to protect their users from abortion care misinformation and the promotion of dangerous products on the platforms; explores the scale and reach of abortion-related misinformation – particularly leading up to Roe v. Wade being overturned; and identifies the strategies and platform features that allow platforms to monetize abortion-related misinformation.

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Pulling Back the Curtain: An Exploration of YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm

This is the executive summary of ISD’s Pulling Back the Curtain series which explores different aspects of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. The series consists of four separate investigations examining the recommendations sent to eight U.S.-based YouTube accounts registered with varying ages, genders, and interests over one month. This report summarizes the findings across all four investigations and provides an overview of the project and platform policy recommendations.

Investigation 4: Spanish-Language News Consumers

This is the fourth investigation in ISD’s Pulling Back the Curtain series which explores different aspects of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. The series consists of four separate investigations examining the recommendations sent to eight U.S.-based YouTube accounts registered with varying ages, genders, and interests over one month. This report examines the recommendations sent to two accounts with an interest in Spanish langauge news.