Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced a new commitment of 20 million dollars to produce authoritative news to counter false online information spreading on its platform, especially at the time of breaking-news events.
This year, the platform was forced to apologize when a video that reached the top of its Trending section claimed Parkland school shooting victim David Hogg was a "crisis actor".
Part of the funding will also be used for grants that will be awarded to news organizations through an application process to help them train staff and build their video production capabilities.
YouTube will also be enlisting the help of some of the platform's popular creators to educate consumers - specifically kids - about fake news.
Titled "Developing news" it will appear immediately under the search field, above the list of video results.
"We're looking forward to having more join as we convene the group in the coming weeks", the online giant said.
Rather than recommending a video first, the algorithm will point to a text-based story surfaced by Google News. As a result, over the next few weeks YouTube users in the US will see short previews in YouTube search results with links to the full news article. "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", the YouTube execs wrote.
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Starting [Monday], users will begin seeing information from third parties, including Wikipedia and Encyclopædia Britannica, alongside videos on a small number of well-established historical and scientific topics that have often been subject to misinformation, like the moon landing and the Oklahoma City Bombing.
The Breaking News "shelf" on the YouTube home page will show video from news sources about an event that has just occurred (check out the image at the top of this article).
"We " re establishing a working group with news organisations and experts from around the world to help us develop new product features, improve the news experience on YouTube and tackle emerging challenges", said Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer at YouTube, in a blog post late on Monday.
The first partners in the program will be USA -based Vox Media, Jovem Pan of Brazil and India Today.
Not long after that, YouTube will turn its attention at directing users towards video reports - again from "quality news sources". These features are already in 17 countries including the US, UK, France, Nigeria and Italy.
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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