YouTube is testing ‘fact check’ alert feature for viral videos

YouTube is testing 'fact check' alert
According to a web blog like BuzzFeed, YouTube is now finally a new feature which shows ‘fact check’ warnings when searching for content which may be false and may provide misconception among people. The feature is now live for some users in India and shows “information panels” on search results, providing disclaimers.

A spokesperson from YouTube told BuzzFeed: “As part of our ongoing efforts to build a better news experience on YouTube, we are expanding our information panels to bring fact checks from eligible publishers to YouTube.

Videos containing misinformation won’t suffer any change themselves. Instead, the new information panel will give you a heads up or precaution text.

We already know that nowadays WhatsApp is one of the other apps where fake news circulate at enormous speed and the company has also taken few steps to prevent the spread of fake information like forwarding messages to only 5 people at a time.

Obviously, this new feature would hurt those channels that breed on fake news and churn up money easily. But still, it’s not that much effective as you can go scroll down without giving any damn to the warning, as this new update won’t stop the spreading of fake news and facts from content creators.

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