Aim of the project

We want to see which information the YouTube algorithm is showing to people. This algorithms is responsible for more than 700,000,000 hours of watch time every day, and it is not fully understood, even by the people who build it.

What are “recommended videos” on YouTube?

Recommended videos appear in the “Up next” list on the right of the screen. (“When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.”)

How did you identify YouTube’s most often recommended videos?

We used a multi-step program to analyze videos recommended by its algorithm every day

List of channels we use as starting points

BuzzFeedVideo
CollegeHumor
TEDx Talks
BRIGHT SIDE
TheRichest
Brave Wilderness
TED
As/Is
VICE
National Geographic
BuzzFeedBlue
Tasty
AsapSCIENCE
CrashCourse
Epic Meal Time
TED-Ed
Howcast
Gordon Ramsay
Comedy Central
LastWeekTonight
MatthewSantoro
Planet Dolan
Mo Vlogs
Alltime10s
DemolitionRanch
Matt Stonie
FitnessBlender
Cut
SciShow
Furious Pete
Barcroft TV
Facts Verse
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Vox
The Young Turks
#Mind Warehouse
ABC News
CNN
Top5Central
The School of Life
MostAmazingTop10
All Def Digital
Tested
Mr. Nightmare
hickok45
BuzzFeedViolet
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Inside Edition
vlogbrothers
BE AMAZED
VICE News
Grace Helbig
CinnamonToastKen
FRED
SoulPancake
Top 10s
Animal Planet
Top 5 Best
RT
Olympic
BBC News
Top5s
brusspup
Ladylike
Rich Ferguson
MyHarto
Top15s
list25
Top 5s Finest
The Infographics Show
Dr. Phil
Kitchen Nightmares
PsycheTruth
Munchies
Big Think
Life Noggin
Prince Ea
Al Jazeera English
Space Videos
Dark5
Univision Noticias
NASA
HISTORY
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Peter McKinnon
Passion4Profession
INSIDER
RealLifeLore
AmusementForce
Anonymous Official
Beyond Science
StevenCrowder
Lucas the Spider
Ridddle
Strange Mysteries
Talltanic
Nexus
communitychannel
Trend Central
AntsCanada
NowThis World
EvanEraTV
Iraqveteran8888
Chills
YO ELLIOTT - STRENGTH CAMP
Tech Insider
Super Planet Dolan
Bon Appétit
secureteam10
Charisma on Command
Alltime Conspiracies
Nat Geo WILD
FUNKER530 - Veteran Community & Combat Footage
Cody'sLab
AlternateHistoryHub
RT en Español
Extra Credits
PragerU
BuzzFeed Celeb
Origins Explained
Real Stories
Top 5 Unknowns
Today I Found Out
ModernWhiz.com
Russell Brand
Real Time with Bill Maher
The New York Times
HiHo Kids
Epic Wildlife
TotallySketch
Fox News
Paul Joseph Watson
Mark Dice
Top 10 Archive
Wendover Productions
Alux.com
Smithsonian Channel
Jordan B Peterson
MindChop
HBO
Llama Arts
InformOverload
The Action Lab
The White House
The Onion
Motherboard
Simple History
VICELAND
Amazing Atheist
SciShow Space
Chris Ramsay
TopTenz
Monthly Winners
Jubilee
TheHUB
Edwin Sarkissian
Bloomberg
Geography Now
MSNBC
Physics Girl
Inside the Magic
Rebel Media
Hybrid Librarian
Corpse Husband
Jason A
Journeyman Pictures
The Doctors
World 5 List
Wall Street Journal
FastFoodToyReviews
Natural Ways
Associated Press
Did You Know ?
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
SNARLED
Comedy Central UK
Primer Impacto
Business Insider
Pero Like
THNKR
Sargon of Akkad
Scoop
Terrifive
MILO
TheAdviseShowTV
Sky News
BuzzFeed News
Asian Boss
VICE Sports
CBS News
Talks at Google
Forgotten Weapons
Elliott Hulse
NBC News
The Rubin Report
Military Arms Channel
ViralBe
engineerguy
Bobby Duke Arts
Valuetainment
PBS NewsHour
The Daily Wire
CBC News
Scott Manley
7-Second Riddles
Interesting Facts
American Eye
Top Lists
MindYourDecisions
Noticias Telemundo
KiniTV
OnePotChefShow
Elite Facts
Techmoan
sootch00
Amazing Facts
The Next News Network
USA TODAY
Rekt Feminist Videos
Grillonautas2
Lost LeBlanc
Thansis1997
KnowledgeHub
SpaceRip
Kenya CitizenTV
OverSimplified
TheGamerFromMars
DOCUMENTARY TUBE
PBS
LifesBiggestQuestions
Life Well Lived
Lindybeige
MAD LAB
Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Daily Conversation
Todd's Kitchen
Half as Interesting
Comic Relief
thirdphaseofmoon
How To Make Everything
Captain Joe
Nuke's Top 5
Reigarw Comparisons
Second Thought
RT America
Alpha Facts
QuickyBaby
World of Tanks North America
Secular Talk
Grant Cardone
Lauren Southern
Excélsior TV
Forbes
The Guardian
FTD Facts
FRANCE 24 English
KTN News Kenya
ApexTV
VideoFromSpace
Mr.Puzzle
SMART IS THE NEW SEXY
Only Human
History Buffs
nollygrio
Easy Languages
Barcroft Animals
Sid Roth's It's Supernatural!
Langfocus
UFOTV® The Disclosure Network
The Economist
Slapped Ham
AJ+
euronews (in English)
Cheap Lazy Vegan
FactFaction
David Pakman Show
VisualPolitik EN
avantgardevegan
TFB TV
The View
WonderWhy
David Icke
RT Documentary
THE BRICK SHOW
Bright Sun Films
HuffPost
Russia Insight
Channels Television
Nicole Arbour
Dr Shaym
CGTN
Naked Science
Bright Insight
Curious Droid
London Real
The Royal Institution
Perfect Life
CBS This Morning
TIME
CNNMoney
BrickVault
Wolters World
Ruptly
TWANGnBANG
Monster Bug Wars - Official Channel
Democracy Now!
TUBERIDES
Timeline - World History Documentaries
K24TV
BRICO SYMPA
EG Mines
Lutch Green
The Telegraph
University of California Television (UCTV)
Gung Ho Vids
BPEarthWatch
The Jimmy Dore Show
TechCrunch
TheScariestMovieEver
Washington Post
DAHBOO77
No Bullshit
Black Pigeon Speaks
Historia Civilis
Military History Visualized
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
watchjojo
THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE
Criminally Listed
SHOWTIME
Channel 4 News
Unexplained Mysteries
Arzamas
Suspicious0bservers
DailyTop10s
SGTreport
Military Update
MostAmazingTop7
ReasonTV
GoldSilver (w/ Mike Maloney)
DW English
Astro Awani
SomeBlackGuy
Truthstream Media
Feature History
DataDash
Invicta
BazBattles
The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder
Beyond the Brick
50 Shades
Computing Forever
Igor Kryan
ViralDark7
Mystery History
just2good
Company Man
Lisa Haven
SABC Digital News
FOOD INSIDER
Donut Operator
NTV Kenya
Deburke321
UFOmania - The truth is out there
CNBC
Edgy Veg
Rappler
Wacky Universe
THE MAGNUM
Stereokroma
CH2
Your Black World
StrangerThanFiction
Maker's Muse
European Space Agency, ESA
Shadiversity
Dan Lok
mediarakyat
Make Anything
Lewis Howes
geobeats
Factnomenal
Vintage Space
VSB defense
ScienceNET
VISUAL
FUSION
The Star Online
iSorrowproductions
Drew Durnil
dutchsinse
Conner Sullivan
Isaac Arthur
TPMvids
James Allsup
ZoneA
corbettreport
Sandboxten
TheFlightChannel
Eskify
FunnyPicsOnly
TheThinkingAtheist
DW Documentary
The Thinkery
United Nations
Leak Project
Fox Business
FOX 10 Phoenix
Nurture
Styxhexenhammer666
Dating Beyond Borders
Mentour Pilot
Felix 10s
ABC News (Australia)
Paul Begley
4 Ever Green
Top 5s Supreme
New China TV
CaspianReport
Epic History TV
Real Bizarre
RCLifeOn
Weird World
AFP news agency
Binkov's Battlegrounds
WatchZozo
Josh Talks
Kings and Generals
DontTrustTheRabbit
Acts17Apologetics
Epicurious
Ryan Scribner
WoodwardTV
Defense Updates
BBC Newsnight
End Times Productions
A Call For An Uprising
Israeli News Live
Unveiled
Global News
Travellight
Jeff Quitney
Amplex
World Economic Forum
Wanted Adventure
Larry King
Easy German
Gaia
michaelmgf
Pablito's Way
Kara and Nate
The Atheist Experience
3D Printing Nerd
Pecos Hank
Suibhne
Mythology & Fiction Explained
Daily Fun Facts
Spy Kitten TV
Blade HQ
C-SPAN
ObsoleteOddity
FaceLikeTheSun
Talon Sei
TRR56
CBS Evening News
Weelicious
Serial Killers Documentaries
Alex The Rambler!
EmperorTigerstar
Tommy Robinson
HD Documentaries
Doug Polk Crypto
Chris Dunn
US Military News
The Observatory
Steve Cioccolanti & Discover Ministries
Deep Astronomy
Unreported World
Disclosed TruthTV
Largest Dams
DorsetGhost Mysteries
NASA Video
SECTION 51 2.0
reallygraceful
The Ring of Fire
Vintage Files
Financial Times
TRT World
Infowars Interviews
Lionel Nation
The Dollar Vigilante
Unknown5
Joe Scott
Youtupe Mania
VOA News
The Humanist Report
Anthony Brian Logan
LRN2DIY
PressTV
breakingtheset
X22Report
Bite-sized Philosophy
60 Minutes
Matt Risinger
AronRa
UFO Seekers
Fleccas Talks
Fraser Cain
John Lovell
Tim Pool
Lyn Leahz
Anonymous Global
Right Wing
eNCA
Nostalgia Nerd
chambersm741
FlightChops
RT Deutsch
ABC Action News
YourMomsHousePodcast
Ron Gibson
Jon Snow - The Viral Network
Brien Foerster
Military Defense
Learn Liberty
Daily News
Wild Things
CBC
TYT Politics
Anton Petrov
UAMN TV
ODD Reality
Pravus Gaming
First Documentary
Godrules
CGTN Africa
Superbook
Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos
Amicus Humani Generis
Blast World Mysteries
Strange Things
2 Minute Facts
Masaman
TWiT Netcast Network
lavapix
PhilosophyInsights
TruthNeverTold
Elon Musk Viral Videos
Greg Hunter
The Film Archives
Sargon of Akkad Livestreams
American Museum of Natural History
Golden State Times
Silas Nacita
ZEG TV HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC
This Might Get
Guardian News
Defunctland
Crypto Bobby
David Wilcock | Divine Cosmos (OFFICIAL)
EWTN
Mustard
Brilliant News
MyJoyOnline TV
The Atlantic
TVA - Atheist Channel
Mary's Test Kitchen // Vegan Cooking
The Exploring Series
The Big Picture RT
CNBC International
Pics Tube
SJWCentral
Allthemed Docs
TheTopMan 2.0
The Watchman
RonPaulLibertyReport
Gary Lite
Destroying the Illusion
Jerry Skinner
Texas Plinking
FRONTLINE PBS | Official
CBS Los Angeles
Warthog Defense
The Still Report
Name Explain
Technology Connections
William Mount
Free Documentary
Trump Dayz
LifeHunters
DFBGuide
Ancient Secret Discoveries
Coin Mastery
Mina Rome
TruthRevolutionNet
Dinesh D'Souza
Brandon Tatum
Documentary
Barbara4u2c
Theology, Philosophy and Science
iqsquared
SermonIndex.net
Quartz
nemesis maturity
MetaBallStudios
Voltaire
Crypto Coin News
OpenMind
Wonderful Life
RodsburghNewsLive
Senator Bernie Sanders
Everyday Astronaut
Destination Tips
Ollie Bye
Fact Reality
My Africa
The Official Hagmann Report
Owen Benjamin
Pawn Stars
TravelTV
Ancient Astronaut Archive
GLOBAL News
The Tank Museum
The Fifth Estate
TheBlaze
H. A. Goodman
ABC15 Arizona
Fine Trends
History Of Wars
ashtonbirdie
Advise Show Media
SHARK
Crypt0
ThunderboltsProject
The Obama White House
KREOSAN English
Millennial Millie
WIKIPOLITICS
Michi Yamamoto
Dvr Night
ARIRANG NEWS
ICT Academy
The Kennedy Center
AoC Network
Top-5 Top-10
Cosmology Today™
TheFallenState
US Defense News
Alessio Rastani
StormChasingVideo
Kenya News Alert TV
THE TOP 10
Avi Yemini
aplanetruth.info
John Bosco
X-List
IntelligenceSquared Debates
Apologia Studios
E News Kenya
ITV News
FactoFusion
Rationality Rules
World Unearthed
CGTN America
Independent Man
KGP TV
WIRED UK
Isabella Gonzalez
Behold Israel/ Amir Tsarfati
Top Fives
Rare Fact
Make Build Modify
Stratfor
wwwMOXNEWScom
Think About It
marbleKids
Ancient Architects
New York Daily News
Girl Ship TV
Allec Joshua Ibay
Inessa S
Daily Media
Matt Dillahunty
Qronos16
Now You See TV
CTV News
J.D. Farag
SBS Dateline
UK Parliament
The Great Work
CBN - The Christian Broadcasting Network
The Kev Baker Show
VIDSTORM
Heli
RobinHoodUKIP
Crypto Love
Bloomberg TV Markets and Finance
TeleSUR English
Switch & Lever
RangerUpVideo
JustInformed Talk
CBN News
Zohar StarGate TV
Daily Mail
TheChartGuys
BBC Click
BabbleTop
Brittany Pettibone
Vee
Qantas
Zohar StarGate Ancient Discoveries
scrawny2brawny
CRTV
Essential Truth
Jesse Lee Peterson
HooverInstitution
Astrum
The Iconoclast
The Armchair Historian
NJ.com
The Modern Investor
Celebrate Truth
The Life Guide
History With Hilbert
Potential History
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Denver7 – The Denver Channel
History TV Channel
MandRproductions
X22Report Spotlight
Jonathan Miller
COAST TO COAST AM OFFICIAL
BBC Stories
Crypto Crow
TheQuartering
The Crypto Lark
EARTH PLANET
DocSpot
Newsmax TV
Jonathan Cahn - Hope of the World
RT UK
Nuance Bro
Dose of Dissonance
CNNBuzzfeed
Prophecy Update Videos
Screen Hoopla
#SeekingTheTruth
Social Justice Fails
The_Chieftain
Newsy
DIRECTV
Reflect
NowThis News
ABitOfBritt
Dr Alan Brown
newearth
Koinonia House
PeriscopeFilm
Michael McIntee
SHYDUX MEDIA
Renegade Inc.
Act Now 2017
Council on Foreign Relations
TVC News Nigeria
The AntiCoIntelPro Show
Shaking My Head Productions
Syndicon
prayingmedic
MLive
INFO WARS NEWS
John Michael Godier
Tone Vays
Question Everything
Dose of Truth
Lifey Missions
Vidello Productions
Agatan Foundation
FADE TO BLACK Radio
SphereBeing Alliance
TechCashHouse
Catholic Online
Martian Archaeology
Offhand Disney
World Crypto Network
KPIX CBS SF Bay Area
Dj's Aviation
Practical Wisdom
truthrabbit
Astrobum
Jason Goodman
American Intelligence Media
World Alternative Media
markksargent
Curious Elephant
Asia Society
You Are Free TV
Kinky Data
Media Buzz
Cooking with Shotgun Red
OOWK MEDIA
A Rood Awakening!
Lugermonger
chunkymark
pablo2by4GotBanned
Titan Top List
Bloomberg Politics
Kabaddi24x7
Prophecy Watchers
DarkJournalist
ibx2cat
Mashable Daily
Trump Fan Network
Luke Stephens
Love and London
Hayley Alexis
LogosMedia
Face The Nation
.School For Prophets.
cfapps7865
Rimmy - Downunder Gaming
REAL SPIRIT DYNAMICS
COMPACTTV
Brookings Institution
Spark
Epimetheus
Center for Strategic & International Studies
ARIKEN777
Big Island Video News
Fox News Insider
FOX 5 Atlanta
BBC News Africa
Ratchet Behavior
Taureor
MRCTV
Truth Seeker
World According To Briggs
Patriotic Populist
The TTV Channel
PressTV Documentaries
Prophecy in the News
CaNANDian
The Spiffing Brit
Earthfiles
Documentaries HD
The Oregonian
DAMON T. BERRY WRITER
space and astronomy
Sarah Westall
H.I.S Survival
The Common Sense Conservative
enrigue8
Prusa 3D by Josef Prusa
YAFTV
Defence Tube
The Rational National
EndtimeInc
Michael Trimm
Multimedia LIVE
Provident Real Estate
Covert Cabal
The School of Self
Light of Life Productions
Worship and Word
SpaceShot76
Alpha & Omega Ministries
Vintage Today
RoadtoRoota
XtremeRealityCheck
LBC
Skeptic
Eternally profound
KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Liberty University
Facts Box
KCRA News
PeterSweden
DeceptionBytes
sreetips
Sinatra_Says
Ahava Jerusalem
Kikuyu Diaspora Television USA
TheAnarchast
Out of Place Discoveries TV
This Information
Headlines With A Voice
VerseByVerseBT
Red Pill Factory /// Make Britain Great Again
The Screeny
The Heritage Foundation
Popular Science
Mitchollow
Very Fake News
Crush The Street
TheRealJimmyRoberts1
MegalithomaniaUK
CityNews Toronto
Cambridge House International Inc.
Nick Johnson
Vesti News

The Globe and Mail
Dr. Steve Turley
Mr Casual
ADVENTURES with Christian
Conservative Citizen
ExpovistaTV
Live Action
Rodney Howard-Browne
Hillsdale College
iNooro TV
USGS
Monsieur Z
vlad9vt
Manufacturing Intellect: Documentaries
Conservative Resurgence
Real Life with Jack Hibbs
Disappeared News
I Am Incorrigible
gerberho1
Down The Rabbithole
Full Gospel Holy Temple
BibleOrTraditions
Around The World
The Fortress
Politics and Prose
The Dallas Morning News
NALF
ManOfAllCreation
X Pilot
Tips For Travellers
sirens999sirens
23 ABC News | KERO
SJW CRINGE MACHINE
Parable of the Vineyard
Wisdom Land
FOX 5 DC
Mother Jones
John Ward
Documentary Lab
Mr. Beat
Jerry Eldred
Funny Stuff
tvochannel
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Timothy Castleberry
doctordude
Kitco NEWS
Watching the Hawks RT
Mark F
Busted Locals
RedPill Shark
Princess Carlie
Free High-Quality Documentaries
Politics UK
Kameme Tv
The REAL TNTV News !
DailyWorldwideNews
All Things Human
Hidden in America
Ron's been here
FOBOS PLANET
Skinnys Cool Videos
Comedy University
SilverDoctors
Sir Growalott
Atheist vs Theist Debates
5 News
Kanjarboy19
NeoUnrealist
MrMarxismo
Leo Deki
LISTaddiction
INDIAN DEFENCE NEWS TODAY
documentaryondemand
Earth Station Alpha
Richard Aguilar
Domination Station
CNBC Life
Duerst The Wuerst
zvallid
Airliner World & More
UKIP MEPs
Vanderbilt University
Armaita777
BGS IBMOR
KHOU 11
Pastor Jerone Tv
Mind Temple
Tr3Vel0cita
Jeremiah Films
TheArchangel911
TJ Singh टी.जे. सिंह
Think Club
fakeengineer
Stroppy Me
CultureClash
Matthew North
Cringe Only
LSUDVM
The Daily Caller
The Independent
Glenn Beck
Rad Man
syracuse.com
Mercury News
Bull Brand
Cogent Canine
Connie Oelbaum
PocketKnifeStudios
Still Incorrigible
News2Share
Фобос / Phobos. Катаклизмы и катастрофы природы.
Judy Robus
Yoshidraco S.A.
Blue Lives Matter
KING 5
PIX11 News
Haaretz.com
Ввысь, в космос!
Behind the News
Viking River Cruises
P0LICEstateWATCH
Masterchef Fan
seattletimesdotcom
Dinco422
Leo Stratton
Orange County Register
Sean Giordano
Dr Watson
Patriotic Millionaires
Isaac Rai
FOX 9 News | KMSP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul
Daniel Skupien
Yoryevrah
KARE 11
Brian London
taldari
The Sacramento Bee
MinorChannel
Scotty Ardent
videoScribble
cocksandballs123
A1Cvenom
HC Fischer-Leskov
PeaceNikUK
dlwke2
Gayfurry77777
James Thomas
Grant Crowell
fupackers
US military Technology
aDDmoreJuice
Sam Harris
Universe TV
Unsolved Mysteries
Life Magazine Daily
WORLD BROADCAST
CBS New York
50 Stars
News For You
CBS Miami
UPDATE NEWSLETTER EVERY DAY
World Top 10
Raila Odinga vs Uhuru Kenyatta News
LATEST CONSPIRACY THEORIES NEWS
HOT NEWS TODAY 365
But It
Ancient History Documentaries
Intense 5
Top List
MrWolf
CBS Philly
Watch Box
World Trending
MARS ANOMALIES and BEYOND
Official W5
Mobeus TV
The Liberty Hound
Shocking Story TODAY
Conservative Network
SECRET NEWS
TRUTHBOMBS
The Joint Forces Channel
Wildlife
U.S. Military Defense
The Secrets of Nature
How the Universe Works
CasonVids
CBSN
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Saturday Night Live
PowerfulJRE
PewDiePie
Logan Paul Vlogs
Good Mythical Morning
Philip DeFranco
Clevver News
Senator Bernie Sanders
Willie D Live
Cuckoo for Kaku
True American Heroes
NEWS Channel
Latest News 360
To Tell The Truth
U.S. Military Technology
Latest World News Updates
ScienceToday
BREAKING NEWS TODAY
Ray William Johnson
ELITE POLITICS
Clash of Ideas
TheArea51Rider
List OMG
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
TheEllenShow
The Late Late Show with James Corden


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