YouTube has reportedly tweaked its algorithm to deter Captain Marvel haters. Over the weekend, the video platform tagged results for Captain Marvel star "Brie Larson" as news. The change elevated more authoritative new sources.
Twitter user Julia Alexander spotted the difference in search results. In a Twitter thread, Alexander suggested the change may have been to push down trolling videos that focus on boycotting the film or how Larson was allegedly "ruining Marvel."
YouTube committed $25 million to fighting fake news on its platform. The company made it easier to find news with "Top News" and "Breaking News" shelves, which highlight videos from authoritative sources.
Originally published March 11 at 9.53 a.m. PT.
Update, at 10:26 a.m. PT: Adds more background about YouTube.