YouTube is dedicating a section on its homepage to coronavirus news
Now, YouTube has announced that it will provide a section on its homepage that offers its users a hug with reliable sources of knowledge and news regarding COVID-19. Reportedly, the feature is available in 16 countries, but the plan is to expand it even more.
On the Twitter post announcing the change, however, the sources for the information or news are not specified.
We want everyone to have access to authoritative content during this trying time, so we’re launching a COVID-19 news shelf on our homepage in 16 countries. We’ll expand to more countries, as well. pic.twitter.com/nivKDZ2mHo— YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) March 19, 2020
Unfortunately, YouTube has had its share of misinformation and issues surrounding the public health situation with conspiracy videos and other fake news content being uploaded on the platform. With this new feature, it may be easier for YouTube’s moderation to ensure that it’s promoting reliable content to its users.