wptv.com National News Partner

YouTube Is Joining The Fight Against Fake News

YouTube is following Facebook's lead in the fight against fake news.

In an announcement Monday, the online video platform said it's making changes to promote "authoritative" news outlets and bring credible sources to the top of users' feeds.

YouTube doesn't specifically list which news outlets it deems authoritative. And as Wired points out, deciding which outlets to trust may pose a challenge.

What YouTube did say is that it will start providing previews of news articles on its site during breaking news events. The platform also says it will start adding a fact-checking feature to videos on certain topics that it says "have often been subject to misinformation," like the moon landing and the Oklahoma City bombing.

And as part of an initiative launched by the platform's parent company, Google, YouTube says it's pledging $25 million to support journalism. The grant will be used to develop new features aimed at supporting news organizations and fund outlets across 20 global markets.


Trending stories at Newsy.com

The selected web content no longer exists.
The selected web content no longer exists.
Watch Newsy Everywhere

Mobile Apps

See All Apps
download newsy apple download newsy android

Streaming TV Devices

See All Devices
stream newsy roku stream newsy amazon stream newsy apple tv
The selected web content no longer exists.