By Ann Brown
Fake news begone!
As part of an effort to support journalism and stamp out fake news, YouTube has announced it would spend $25 million on news. This is all part of the Google News Initiative that pledged $300 million earlier this yet to help the news industry. “The money is being used to hire more specialists to support publishers; help publishers build their own video operations; and create a working group with news organizations to come up with new video product features and improve news on YouTube,” Digiday reported.
“News is important, and we’re committed to working with you to help the industry,” said Neil Mohan, chief product officer at YouTube. “We must do a much better job of supporting quality journalism and the news industry as a whole.”
And it seems YouTube is serious about supporting news worldwide. “YouTube also expanded its Top News and Breaking News shelves in 17 countries—including the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria—with plans to double that total “in the coming months,” Ad Week reported.Mohan and Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer at Click here to read entire article