YouTube to fight conspiracy theory videos by showing users Wikipedia links

YouTube will fight fake news and conspiracy theorists by linking to reputable articles

"Today, we're announcing steps we're taking with the Google News Initiative to support the future of news in online video, and product features we've been working on to improve the news experience on YouTube".

YouTube's role in promoting conspiracy theories has flared up in recent months.

Many people want, value, and trust local news.

Finally, Google says that it's going to start showing info cards from sources like Wikipedia and Encyclopædia Britannica alongside "a small number of well-established historical and scientific topics that have often been subject to misinformation". YouTube says it also will expand its team focused on supporting news publishers.

Part of that money will go toward helping news organizations build video operations.

Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said the company isn't just compiling a simple list of trusted news outlets, noted that the definition of authoritative is "fluid" and then added the caveat that it won't simply boil down to sources that are popular on YouTube. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki previously announced plans to roll out the feature. 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. These tests are being run in 25 markets across the USA and Google says that local news has gotten "strong engagement" so far.

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Along with the Google News Initiative and Google.org, we have teamed up 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.

As part of the partnership with MediaWise, six YouTube creators - including John Green, Ingrid Nilsen and Mark Watson - will be creating videos meant to raise awareness about digital literacy and help educate teens about identifying legit sources of news and information.

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

Other new features include ones that will surface local news in the YouTube app for TV screens across 25 American media markets and the addition of Top News and Breaking News shelves (the row of videos users see at the top of their screens) that will highlight videos from news organizations on YouTube's homepage.

Mohan said the new features are in effect in 17 countries, including the U.S., and "we're looking to double that number in the coming months".

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