YouTube to invest $25 mn to boost 'trusted' news sources

YouTube to invest $25 mn to boost 'trusted' news sources

YouTube to invest $25 mn to boost 'trusted' news sources

For longer-lasting hoaxes, such as the claim that the moon landings were fake, YouTube will on Tuesday launch a previously announced programme to link to authoritative sources, such as Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica, under videos on those topics.

According to YouTube's executives, the goal is to identify authoritative news sources, bring those videos to the top of users' feeds, and support quality journalism with tools and funding that will help news organizations more effectively reach their audiences.

Google-owned YouTube Monday announced a new commitment of 20 million USA dollars to making authoritative news to counter false online information spreading on its platform, especially at the time of breaking-news events.

When a breaking news event happens, another new feature called "Breaking News" shelf will highlight videos from news organisations about that event directly on the YouTube homepage. This was announced in a post, in a YouTube Help Forum on June 27, noting that "this will not affect the content of the videos" and "There are no current plans to change or remove the ability to add custom thumbnails".

This will include short previews of news articles in YouTube search results on key breaking stories. The company also promised to assist news organisations struggling in a time of shrinking profits to try and find new sources of revenue as well as lend them its technological expertise.

"So far, local news has seen strong engagement, and we will be expanding it to dozens more markets like Cincinnati, Las Vegas and Kansas City".

Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video
In an interview with Al Arabiya English, he said that his daughter loves Egypt, and that this was her second time visiting Cairo. The users decried the sentence as "excessively harsh" and some called for Lebanese to boycott tourist hotspots in Egypt.

More protests in Haiti as unrest continues over fuel prices
The missive - sent to all American State Department employees in Haiti - came as a crisis unfolded in Port-au-Prince . According to the group Haiti Outreach , annual per capita income in Haiti is about $350.

Prince Harry, Meghan to reflect on Irish history on tour
She teamed it with a crisp white T-shirt which featured a casual crew-neckline and chic black high heel stiletto shoes . Tuesday was a busy day for the royal family as they honored the 100 anniversary of the Royal Air Force .

YouTube said Monday that it has built a "better news experience" on the Google-owned video site.

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.

The new feature is now available in 17 countries, and Mohan said that YouTube is looking to expand, as the company hopes to "double that number" in the coming months.

It is already available in 17 countries, including the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria.

Google also plans to showcase more local news and has begun testing features around the United States, making it easy to access local news in the living room, YouTube's fastest-growing screen. The company says it will double the number of countries that can access these features soon. John Green, Ingrid Nilsen and Mark Watson will work with MediaWise to educate teenagers about digital media literacy.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.