YouTube To Invest $25 Million In Countering Fake News

Google wants you to turn to You Tube for breaking news

At the NY event, Mr Mohan said everything is still in the early stages, when pressed to explain how YouTube would determine what was an authoritative source.

Company, YouTube has chose to allocate $ 25 million to the fight against fake news.

The decision comes ahead of the 2018 USA midterm elections, a time when other social media sites are under scrutiny for potentially impacting political outcomes fueled by false information. "So, we've been investing in new product features to prominently surface authoritative sources". YouTube executives Neal Mohan, chief product officer and Robert Kyncl, chief business officer, outlined the new measures in a blog post Monday.

According to the post, in the coming weeks in the US the platform will be providing preview links of news stories on YouTube-linking out to complete articles-during breaking news events, along with reminders that breaking and developing news can shift very quickly. The Breaking News "shelf" on the YouTube home page will show video from news sources about an event that has just occurred (check out the image at the top of this article). YouTube said it is working with Google News Initiative to support journalists and publishers.

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced a few improvements it intends to make to the news discovery and viewing experience.

The money will also be used toward innovation funding in 20 global markets, and on expanding the support team that works with news publishers around the world. The man in the mask sings "Until We Will Become Dust", which starts out as a ballad and eventually breaks into a rap.The video has more than 182 million views on YouTube.Watch the video here.

YouTube users in the United States would now see information from third parties, including Wikipedia, alongside videos on a small number of well-established historical and scientific topics often been subject to misinformation, the video streaming giant said on Monday (July 9).

Google announced the Google News Initiative, which sought to improve news literacy, in March.

In the coming weeks, YouTube will introduce similar info cards to news-related search results.

It is already available in 17 countries, including the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria. 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. In the coming months, Google plans to double the number of countries where these highlights are available.

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