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YouTube testing ‘fact check’ pop-up

YouTube is testing a fake content monitoring feature in India which pops up a ‘fact check’ alert on searches for sensitive content.

The feature will also highlight additional information on the subject from verified fact-checking partners of the platform. “Even though videos containing misinformation could still appear in the search results, YouTube will generate disclaimers with the intent to inform viewers that the company deals with the spread of misinformation on the platform,” Social Media Today says.

India is one of YouTube’s largest markets, hence the new feature is being tested for search queries prone to misinformation in Hindi and English languages. The company plans on using information from about half a dozen verified fact-checking services to show these panels. Many of these services are also working with Facebook to check misinformation on its platform in India ahead of the general elections in the country.

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