YouTube is aiming to debunk misinformation in YouTube video searches with the new feature.
YouTube has released a feature to the site that raises disclaimers for false information in a video search. Information panels will be added to the site to debunk misinformation by providing a fact check rating the information within a video search result as true or false.
These fact checks are provided by a third party publisher from a list of approved publishers. The feature is currently only available in India. The implementation of the feature comes as misinformation in digital spaces, and YouTube in particular, is of growing concern worldwide.
With the new feature when a publisher fact checks something related to a search query, users may see a search result with a box highlighting what the exact claim being fact-checked is, the name of the publishers doing the fact check, a summary of the finding, and a link to the publishers article to learn more.
This feature is also available in both Google Search and Google News. No indication has been given when the YouTube feature will be available worldwide.
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