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Youtube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too – TechCrunch

In a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading like wildfire on the platform — including videos telling viewers that high school senior and Parkland, Fl. survivor David Hogg is an actor. …

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YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen teases a new premium music subscription service – TechCrunch

In a keynote speech at SXSW, YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen spoke briefly of YouTube’s plans for a music subscription service, amid a longer discussion of the changes he’s witnessed throughout his career in the industry, as well as those still in the horizon. YouTube’s new music subscription service …

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YouTube will add factual links to conspiracy-theory videos — using Wikipedia

After a conspiracy theory video that was later removed made it to YouTube’s trending section, the platform decided to make changes to help cue viewers in to potentially false content by adding links to related Wikipedia content. The post YouTube will add factual links to conspiracy-theory videos — using Wikipedia …

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YouTube to add Wikipedia background info on conspiracy videos – TechCrunch

YouTube is taking action on the proliferation of conspiracy videos found on its platform: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told an SXSW panel Tuesday that the company would be introducing so-called “information cues” sourced from relevant Wikipedia articles on videos that talk about popular conspiracy theories. These will appear as text …

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Google removed 3.2B ‘bad ads’ in 2017; blocked 320K publishers, 90K sites, 700K mobile apps – TechCrunch

As the world’s largest search engine and a digital advertising behemoth, Google has a lot to answer for when it comes to misleading or false information being spread using its platforms, both through ads, and through content that is monetised by way of those ads. More recently, the company has …

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YouTube’s mobile app gets a dark mode

YouTube’s mobile app is getting a dark mode. The company announced this morning its dark theme first introduced on its desktop site last year, is launching today on the YouTube iOS app and arriving soon after on Android. With the setting enabled, YouTube’s background turns from white to black throughout …

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