What is ‘reputable’ news? YouTube plans to decide for you | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


What is ‘reputable’ news? YouTube plans to decide for you

YouTube will invest $25 million in funding “quality journalism” on its platform. The initiative will aim to provide context and to promote ‘reputable’ sources; but there are doubts as to what, exactly, that might mean.

YouTube announced the initiative on Monday, and says it aims to make “it easier to find quality news” and improve “the news experience on YouTube.”

The initiative forms part of a wider, $300 million Google program aimed at “helping journalism thrive in the digital age.”

In the coming weeks, videos posted about breaking news events will be accompanied with a link to carefully vetted news article about the events, as well as a reminder that breaking news can rapidly change. YouTube will also highlight breaking news videos from reputable news organizations on its homepage, and recommend that viewers watch similar videos following the ones they were watching.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm a big boy. I can decide what is "reputable." And YouTube isn't it!

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