10 votes

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism

11 comments

  1. [2]
    HutchinsonianDemon Link
    I'll believe it when I see it.

    I'll believe it when I see it.

    13 votes
    1. koma Link Parent
      They'll remove all the channels they disagree with. And then blame it on the algorithm.

      They'll remove all the channels they disagree with. And then blame it on the algorithm.

      1 vote
  2. [6]
    Pilgrim Link
    Or you know, just ban the channels making up "news."

    Or you know, just ban the channels making up "news."

    7 votes
    1. [3]
      nil-admirari Link Parent
      I wonder if Google will also crack down on the repeaters/supporters of fake news, those who aren't producers of news? What about non-traditional news/political sites like The Young Turks?

      I wonder if Google will also crack down on the repeaters/supporters of fake news, those who aren't producers of news? What about non-traditional news/political sites like The Young Turks?

      3 votes
      1. Pilgrim Link Parent
        I haven't followed much about The Young Turks but a quick google shows they're a progressive news/commentary outlet. So I'd think they're safe along with those on the right like BreitBart. A...

        I haven't followed much about The Young Turks but a quick google shows they're a progressive news/commentary outlet. So I'd think they're safe along with those on the right like BreitBart.

        A partisan slant/sensationalism is not "fake news" - it's just biased. The right has co-opted the term to decry any news they do not like. That's not to say that sensational/biased news is not an issue, it's just not fake.

        Here are good examples of fake news -meaning stories with zero factual basis:

        https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/category/fake-news/

        5 votes
      2. Bishop Link Parent
        I know they're getting in contact with some larger news creators either, I imagine, about partnerships or what to expect from the new platform. Phillip DeFranco spoke of this in his latest video,...

        I know they're getting in contact with some larger news creators either, I imagine, about partnerships or what to expect from the new platform. Phillip DeFranco spoke of this in his latest video, as he was not initially asked to join as a partner, though still runs a fairly large news-centric channel, and has since begun talks with YouTube - though we're not sure what about yet.

        2 votes
    2. [2]
      sublime_aenima Link Parent
      That’s never going to happen. Satire “news” is a huge industry and loopholes between satire and fake would be easily circumvented.

      That’s never going to happen. Satire “news” is a huge industry and loopholes between satire and fake would be easily circumvented.

      1 vote
      1. Pilgrim Link Parent
        Except that satire like the onion is clearly labeled as such

        Except that satire like the onion is clearly labeled as such

        3 votes
  3. [2]
    OriginalBinChicken Link
    What does "support journalism" mean exactly? Whoever pays the most? Will fringe sites like Breitbart get the axe in the name of "fake news removal"? Kind of concerning, this could lead to censorship.

    What does "support journalism" mean exactly? Whoever pays the most? Will fringe sites like Breitbart get the axe in the name of "fake news removal"?

    Kind of concerning, this could lead to censorship.

    5 votes
    1. sublime_aenima Link Parent
      That’s exactly what will happen. We live in a capitalist society so whoever is willing/able to pay will be the ones who control what you tubers will see. At the end of the day, bias and money will...

      That’s exactly what will happen. We live in a capitalist society so whoever is willing/able to pay will be the ones who control what you tubers will see. At the end of the day, bias and money will still rule

      4 votes
  4. est Link
    inb4 journalist videos are taken down because copyright violations.

    inb4 journalist videos are taken down because copyright violations.

    2 votes