If recommendations on YouTube’s homepage seemed a little off these past few days, that’s because something weird was definitely happening, according to the company.
YouTube’s product team responded to one of many threads on a popular YouTube forum where people were complaining about the recommended videos being offered to them on the main homepage. Videos from five or six years ago littered the homepage, alongside gaming live streams.
A YouTube representative responded to complaints in a thread, acknowledging that something strange had occurred and a fix was being implemented.
The same community manager later confirmed YouTube “identified the cause of the issue,” adding that “it should be fixed now.”