YouTube to combat “fake news” and conspiracy theory videos by making “authoritative news” highly visible

The company said it would invest in more “authoritative” news videos to counter the conspiracy-theory clips that plague the site. It will also insert “text articles” in feeds when breaking news occurs, and will roll out an “information panel” promoting videos from legitimate news groups.

Source: YouTube Will Invest $25 Million to Fight Fake News – The Daily Beast

Presently, Youtube already stuffs my Youtube video feed with news videos, usually CNN but sometimes other networks. I do not watch TV news and have no desire to see this stuff. Even though I have manually unselected the items, Youtube keeps bringing them back. Sounds like Youtube intends to stuff more random news reports into our video feeds, which would degrade the user experience.

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