YouTube will show if content-publisher is govt funded

PTI New Delhi | Updated on April 15, 2019

YouTube which had added ‘information panels’ on news-related videos to flag misinformation on its platform, said these boxes will now highlight whether the content publisher is funded by the government.

“Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content on YouTube. This information panel will be displayed on the watch page of all the videos on its channel,” YouTube Director (Head of News Partnerships) Tim Katz said in a blogpost.

Katz explained that if a channel is owned by a news publisher that is funded by a government, the information panel will surface that indicates that the publisher is “funded in whole or in part”.

Published on April 15, 2019

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