YouTube is Starting to Put Down Videos Containing False ClaimsWorld | March 15, 2018, Thursday // 12:36| views
YouTube video sharing platform plans to step up measures against the publication of video content that contains deliberately false or misleading information, reports actualno.
Executive Director of the video platform, Susan Wozitsky, announced the company's future plans at a technology conference in the United States. According to her, the new measures against disinformation will mainly affect the authors of various conspiracy theories and myths. By way of example, she even pointed to the creators of videos in which was presented the false theory that the Earth was flat, or those in which it was claimed that mass shootings in the US did not actually exist and were merely propaganda.
YouTube's ambition is to discard these false allegations by linking to relevant information sources (such as Wikipedia) in the description below the videos. However, this will be only a small part of the company's initiative against the fight against untrue data and "fake" news.
Over the past few weeks, YouTube has been facing a lot of criticism in relation to the shooting at a high school in Parkland, where 17 people died. The occasion was the appearance of several videos by various authors claiming that the victims of the tragedy who were invited to the media days later were actually hired actors. One of these videos has been watched so many times that even entered the list of the most popular platform videos and stayed there until it was removed from the site.