YouTube Commits $25 Million To Fight Fake News


YouTube Commits $25 Million To Fight Fake News

These relationships are a source of revenue, but also resentment and profound concern about the future of distribution.

YouTube has a long way to go in its battle against fake news and conspiracies, its executives acknowledged.

The decision comes ahead of the 2018 US midterm elections, a time when other social media sites are under scrutiny for potentially impacting political outcomes fueled by false information. Earlier in the YouTube address received lots of comments, in which users complained about disinformationist many videos.

News outlets often break news by writing articles first, because they can be produced faster than videos.

When major stories occur, YouTube plans to immediately follow up by providing brief previews of news articles in YouTube's search results that link to the full stories so that users can "find quality" information.

In addition to helping news organisations with video, YouTube said it was stepping up efforts to help its users identify "authoritative" news sources.

Additionally, YouTube will promote videos from news sources as well in the search results under the Top News shelf.

They said YouTube is establishing a working group with news organisations and experts from around the world to help it develop new product features, improve the news experience on YouTube, and tackle emerging challenges. This feature is based on the idea that journalists usually write a breaking new story before producing and uploading a video about it, so details are more likely to be accurate in written content than in video content (at least at first).

In addition, YouTube, the Google News Initiative and Google.org, are teaming with the Poynter Institute, Stanford University, Local Media Association, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) to support MediaWise, a USA -based initiative created to equip 1 million teens with digital-literacy skills.

"Authoritativeness is essential to viewers, especially during fast-moving, breaking news events, so we've been investing in new product features to prominently surface authoritative sources", the statement said.

The "Top News" and "Breaking News" features have been launched in 17 countries, including in India.

The internet giant said it aims to provide funding across 20 global markets to support news organisations to build sustainable video operations.

YouTube content creators, including John Green, Ingrid Nilsen and Mark Watson, will be working with MediaWise to bring awareness to digital literacy and help educate with teens. These features will be available in twice as many regions in the coming months, according to the post.