YouTube continues to take steps to snuff out fake news and conspiracy theories on the Google-owned video site. The managers said that shortly after a news event occurs, YouTube will provide a brief preview of related articles in YouTube's search results that will link to the full article.
That sum includes funding to help news organizations around the world build 'sustainable video operations, ' such as by training staff and improving production facilities. "That's why in the coming weeks in the USA we will start providing a short preview of news articles in search results on YouTube that link to the full article during the initial hours of a major news event, along with a reminder that breaking and developing news can rapidly change", they write.
Company executives announced the effort at YouTube's NY offices.
YouTube's new news format is due to be rolled out in coming weeks, according to post on the company's blog, signed by Neal Mohan, the company's chief product officer, and Robert Kyncl, chief business officer.
Titled "Developing news" it will appear immediately under the search field, above the list of video results. Google is now testing features that'll surface local news in the YouTube app for TVs, making it easier for users to find local news sources.
In addition, YouTube, the Google News Initiative and Google.org, are teaming 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. "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.
The company on Monday announced that it will change how it responds when major news events occur and begin steering users towards news stories and video reports from "authoritative sources". Early members of the working group include Vox Media, Jovem Pan, and India Today. The Top News and Breaking News features are already available in 17 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and Nigeria.
"The player, which was rolled out in Europe in 2015, is now being used by over 100 publishers in 25 countries, " YouTube said.