Yet another YouTube #fakenews crackdown, but will it work?

prototype-fake-news-1000YouTube is investing US$25m in journalism on its platform to help news organisations produce online videos and reform its site to support trusted news providers.

The company says it will make “authoritative” news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly.

But will its algorithms ever be able to stay ahead of bad actors chasing for clicks… or worse?

Read more: Ars Technica / Guardian / SMH

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This story is taken from the 13 July 2018 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.