YouTube to label State/Public funded videos to combat Fake News

YouTube to label State/Public funded videos to combat Fake News

To combat the problem of Fake News and improve transparency, YouTube will now start labeling the videos uploaded by news broadcasters that receive some level of government or public funding.

YouTube will further allow users and publishers to send their feedback through the 'send feedback' form.

YouTube in 2017 launched a 'Breaking News' and 'Top News' category on its home page that highlights news from verified sources.

Geoff Samek, senior product manager,YouTube News in a blog post wrote: "A big goal for us in 2018 is to provide greater transparency across the board to our community of creators, advertisers, and viewers.

Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content that they choose to watch on YouTube."

YouTube faced a lot of problems last year when it 'urgently' removed ads from inappropriate videos of kids as big brands freeze ad spend. It then revealed its ‘action plan’ to tackle spate of brand safety issues.

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