To help with this contextualization, YouTube will also be teaming up with a variety of organizations that are dedicated to digital literacy education, particularly with MediaWise, which aims to help a million USA teens discern legitimate sources from fake news.
The video platform will also provide funding to news organisations around the world, helping them to build sustainable video operations.
The company is also testing ways to counter conspiracy videos with generally trusted sources such as Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica.
Company executives announced the effort at YouTube's NY offices.
YouTube has been facing backlash for more than a year related to hateful and inappropriate videos as well as fake news on its site.
YouTube's new news format is due to be rolled out in coming weeks, according to post on the company's blog, signed by Neal Mohan, the company's chief product officer, and Robert Kyncl, chief business officer. Search results will also include linked previews of news articles, since journalists usually write about breaking news first before producing more labor-intensive videos, and reminders that information about developing events can change quickly. "So far, local news has seen strong engagement, and we will be expanding it to dozens more markets like Cincinnati, Las Vegas and Kansas City", the YouTube execs wrote.
YouTube announced today that it is working to improve the news experience for its subscribers.
Prince Louis' Godparents Revealed Ahead of Today's Christening
After Meghan Markle confirmed her father Thomas won't attend the wedding, Prince Charles offered to walk the bride down the aisle. Meghan was christened and confirmed in the oak-panelled Chapel Royal by the archbishop, who also married her and Harry in May.
After a breaking news event, it takes time to verify, produce and publish high-quality videos. YouTube expects to double the number of countries where those features are available in the next few months. The Top News and Breaking News features are already available in 17 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and Nigeria.
As part of YouTube's recent initiative, the company pledged $25 million to support journalism expertise and publishers on the platform.
The platform is also supporting MediaWise, a non-profit led by the Poynter Institute to help teens develop media and online awareness, and working with six YouTube Creators popular with young audiences, including John Green, Ingrid Nilsen and Mark Watson "to bring awareness to digital literacy and help educate teens".
Rockets reportedly 'determined' to sign Carmelo Anthony
The 31-year-old averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 25.6 minutes per game across 61 games (15 starts) in Houston . The moves add to uncertainty for the Rockets around Swiss free agent center Clint Capela , who has not agreed to a new deal.
England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA
The Spurs right-back has been one of the key men in the squad as Gareth Southgate's side have reached the World Cup semi-final. The Euro '96 anthem managed to topple Drake from the top spot, clocking up over one million streams in just one day.
Baby found buried alive in Missoula County mountains
Authorities soon learned that a 5-month-old baby, who had been left in Crowley's care, had been missing for several hours. Eventually, Crowley told the deputies the infant was possibly buried somewhere in the mountains, Bassett said.
Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China
A source close to Western diplomats told the Post that Li raised the issue of Liu Xia during his meeting with Merkel. The German embassy had offered in April to help Liu Xia travel to Germany but the move did not take place.
Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final
JOHN STONES says a proven strength in adversity has united the England squad ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia . These guys are a couple of games away from being immortalised, I bet they can't wait for the next game to start.
Sworn in with new powers, Erdoğan leaves on first trip
The only European Union leaders are set to be Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Hungary's strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara , Turkey, on July 9.
It’s official: Lakers announce LeBron James has signed
It's a big day for the Los Angeles Lakers as LeBron James signed his 4-year $154-million contract with the purple and gold. LeBron is a Laker . "It's a huge step closer to returning the Lakers to the playoffs and to the NBA Finals".
IOS 11.4.1 update improves Find My AirPods feature
There isn't anything in the way of new features, instead delivering on some bug fixes and stability improvements. Apple curiously didn't include the security in the release notes, probably to not alert "interested parties".