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YouTube to Fact-Check Certain Types of Searche

March 12, 2019 / Matt Southern

YouTube is planning to introduce a fact-check box in search results for topics that are prone to misinformation.Buzzfeed News reports that this feature will eventually be available worldwide, and is currently available to some users in India. Here is an example provided by YouTube of what the information panels look like. Here is an example provided by YouTube of what the information panels look like. YouTube is said to be working on this feature with a number of third-party verified fact-checkers.The fact-check panels will automatically debunk false claims by pulling information from those third-party sites.Videos with misinformation will still appear in search results, so the fact-check panels are more of a warning to let users know what they’re getting into.YouTube cannot outright remove content that spreads misinformation unless it also violates the platform’s community guidelines.Instead, YouTube will debunk false claims in search results in an effort to thwart viewers...