YouTube is cracking down on 'fake news' with new text previews

YouTube is cracking down on 'fake news' with new text previews

YouTube is cracking down on 'fake news' with new text previews

Users can click the link to the full article to get more details on the story, and YouTube will remind users that the story may be "still developing" before it displays the video search results. The challenge is deciding what constitutes authority when the public seems more divided than ever on which news sources to trust-or whether to trust the traditional news industry at all.

YouTube is also working on a feature that will highlight videos from local news organizations on the YouTube app for TVs.

The company said Monday it will make "authoritative" news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly. For this, Google " s YouTube is investing $25 million to develop new features meant to reduce misinformation and help support "legitimate' news organisations build video operations. In the USA, the number of people watching Youtube for news has tripled since 2016, Youtube executives said.

In terms of support, YouTube's team would be "significantly" expanded to focus on supporting news publishers.

Under the innovation funding plan unveiled by YouTube, it would " provide funding across approximately 20 global markets to support news organisations in building sustainable video operations".

The goal is to ensure that authoritative news sources and better storytelling appear at the top for users of the video platform, which is the second-biggest search engine on the planet after Google itself.

This was meant to combat fake news on the platforms of the world's largest video-sharing network and give publishers more opportunities to make money.

On another front, YouTube said it has established a working group with news organizations and experts to help the video site develop new product features and improve the news experience on YouTube.

The platform will also introduce an "information panel" which promotes verified content, including that from local sources, when people view videos.

The Breaking News feature is now available in 17 countries, including the USA, U.K., France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Nigeria, India and Japan. YouTube expects the number to double over the coming months. Six incredible YouTube Creators, including John Green, Ingrid Nilsen, and Mark Watson, will be working with MediaWise to bring awareness to digital literacy and help educate teens.

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