Google says it is fighting fake news from its search results to YouTube with new programs that will focus on credible media sources and vetting breaking news.
On Tuesday, the search giant announced initiatives including installing a "top news" section on YouTube for only "verified" media. Google made the announcement at an event with The Washington Post and The Financial Times in New York.
"Bad actors often target breaking news on Google platforms, increasing the likelihood that people are exposed to inaccurate content," Google said in a blog post Tuesday attributed to Philipp Schindler, Google's chief business officer. "So we've trained our systems to recognize these events and adjust our signals toward more authoritative content. There are comparable challenges on YouTube, and we're taking a similar approach, highlighting relevant content from verified news sources in a 'Top News' shelf."