• YouTube to display Wikipedia blurbs alongside conspiracy videos

    9 monthes ago - By Reuters

    SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube will begin displaying text from Wikipedia articles and other websites alongside some videos in a couple of weeks as the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google attempts to combat hoaxes and conspiracy theories on the service, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
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  • YouTube will include Wikipedia info next to videos promoting conspiracy theories

    YouTube will include Wikipedia info next to videos promoting conspiracy theories

    9 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    YouTube is teaming up with Wikipedia to combat conspiracy theories by linking Wikipedia pages to videos that contain conspiracy-related materials.
    Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki spoke on a South by Southwest panel detailing how the "information cues" would operate.
    The information cues would appear right below the video with a separate link to the full Wikipedia page.
    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a partnership with online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Tuesday, a step that the Google -owned video website hopes will help combat the flood of videos promoting false conspiracy theories that...
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  • YouTube will add Wikipedia snippets to conspiracy videos - CNET

    9 monthes ago - By CNET

    CEO Susan Wojcicki says the new feature will be rolled out in the next few weeks.
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  • YouTube limits moderators to viewing four hours of disturbing content per day

    YouTube limits moderators to viewing four hours of disturbing content per day

    9 monthes ago - By The Verge

    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said today that the video platform has started limiting the number of hours its part-time content moderators can view disturbing videos to four hours per day. The news, announced during a Q&A session during Wojcicki's South by Southwest Interactive talk here in Austin, comes as companies like YouTube are struggling to parse through the sheer volume of user-uploaded content and ensure it abides by its policies. Platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter have faced criticism for subjecting low-paid contractors to content that can be extremely...
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  • YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

    YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

    9 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    At South by Southwest , YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the company will take on conspiracy theories by linking to information from Wikipedia. This appears to be the latest development in YouTube's previously stated mission to deal with fake news being peddled on its platform. Last month, YouTube said it would start alerting users about videos from news corporations...
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  • YouTube Will Link Directly to Wikipedia to Fight Conspiracy Theories

    9 monthes ago - By Wired

    After a series of scandals related to misinformation, YouTube's CEO Susan Wojcicki announced the company would begin directing users to reputable sources like Wikipedia.
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  • YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about conspiracies

    YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about conspiracies

    9 monthes ago - By The Verge

    YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about popular conspiracy theories to provide alternative viewpoints on controversial subjects, its CEO said today. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that these text boxes, which the company is calling “information cues,” would begin appearing on conspiracy-related videos within the next couple of weeks.
    Wojcicki, who spoke Tuesday evening at a panel at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, showed examples of information cues for videos about the moon landing and chemtrails. “When there are videos that are focused around...
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