10 Jul '18, 3am

YouTube is committing US$25 million to combatting fake news

NEW YORK - YouTube has unveiled a move to counter fake news by setting up working groups with media organisations and committing US$25 million to invest in expertise, innovation and support for news publishers. 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). This way, if a person convinced of his or her own conspiracy theory - say that the 1969 moon landing was faked - would, in searching for sources to confirm their own bias, see information from authoritative sources countering or balancing their theory. YouTube did not say when this feature would be rolled out globally. Youtube executives, announcing the move at an event for media in New York ...

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