YouTube starts to fact-check search results

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YouTube is administering another setback to conspiracy theoreticians and disinformation peddlers.

The video stage has started flattening out text prompts, known as “information bodies, ” that provision knowledge checks when customers research certain terms or quotations. The feature is currently being reeled out to a limited number of users in India, both countries in particular where the spread of phony information has fatal causes.

An example of YouTube's information pane feature which fact checks search results on the platform.

An example of YouTube’s information pane feature which information checks search results on the platform.

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YouTube provided the screenshot above as an example. In this case, a customer searches for information regarding a well-known internet scam about the sedative paracetamol carrying a hemorrhagic ailment called the “Machupo” virus. At the highest level of the search results sheet, the user receives a induce with information debunking the claim. Read more …

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