YouTube starts to fact-check search results

YouTube is dealing another blow to conspiracy theorists and disinformation peddlers.
 The video platform has started rolling out text prompts, known as “information panels,” that provide fact checks when users search certain terms or phrases. The feature is currently being rolled out to a limited number of users in India, one country in particular where the spread of fake news has fatal consequences.

An example of YouTube’s information pane feature which fact checks search results on the platform.Image: YouTubeYouTube provided the screenshot above as an example. In this case, a user searches for information regarding a well-known internet hoax about the painkiller paracetamol…

YouTube starts to fact-check search results