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YouTube will invest $25m to crack down on fake news

YouTube will invest $25m to crack down on fake news

Cyber Security, Internet
Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. The company is joining its parent company Google, as well as Facebook and Apple, in campaigns to stem fake news ahead of the US midterm elections. The company said on Monday it will make "authoritative" news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly. YouTube also said it will commit $25 million over the next several years to improving news on YouTube and tackling "emerging challenges" such as misinformation. That sum includes funding to help news organizations around the world build "sustainable video operations," such as by training staff and improving prod...
YouTube Music Charts Launches worldwide in 44 countries including Kenya

YouTube Music Charts Launches worldwide in 44 countries including Kenya

social media
YouTube understands the importance of showcasing and celebrating the hottest artists, songs and music videos from around the world. They  rolled out a new and improved music charts experience for 44 total global destinations including US, Japan, Germany, Brazil and the U.K. at YouTube.com/charts. The YouTube charts now include a new Trending chart, as well as improved charts for Top Songs, Top Artists, and Top Music Videos all in one spot. With more than 1.8 billion global monthly users, YouTube charts is the new go-to destination to see what’s popular, what’s rising and trending both locally and globally on YouTube. The new charts are based purely on the number of views and are a reflection of the success achieved by artists on the world’s most expansive music platform. The new
YouTube’s revamped Site brings an optional dark mode

YouTube’s revamped Site brings an optional dark mode

Technology
YouTube has now announced that anyone can now opt-in to try the revamped site, which is cleaner, simpler, and more in line with the YouTube app on mobile devices. YouTube officially began rolling out a fundamental design change to the look and feel of the popular video sharing site. Incorporating Material Design elements into the mix, the new version of YouTube offers up infinite scrolling along with a cleaner interface and a simpler design which make things a bit easier on the eyes. Based on YouTube owner Google’s design language, Material Design, there are some subtle but welcome changes to the video streaming service’s UI. There’s more white space, a lighter and smaller search bar, the blue video title links are now black, and the sidebar menu, which can now be hidden from view using
You Tube launches a new desk top site

You Tube launches a new desk top site

Technology
You tube has revamped a redesign of its desktop site, which now takes advantage of Google’s design language, Material Design, to make the site cleaner, simpler and more consistent with the YouTube app across devices. The site will also include a handful of new features, including a new dark mode, tweaks to search and channel pages, and an updated theater mode for watching videos in a larger player without going full-screen. Users interested in the preview could briefly sign up for it on a special web page Tuesday, but YouTube quickly closed the sign-up after reaching an undisclosed threshold. The Google-owned video site promised to invite additional users in the coming weeks, and plans to eventually make the new look available to all users. In addition to a night mode, which replaces the

Video Quality Report: Don’t Blame Us for Slow YouTubes, Says Google

Internet, Mobile, social media
Google has unveiled Google Video Quality Report, “a simple tool to see the level of video quality your Internet service provider can play YouTube.” U.S. and Canada-based YouTube watchers can run it on their machines starting now. Reports Wired.com According to Google, the report measures the speed at which video bytes are transferred from the host server to your screen and delivers a rating: either YouTube HD verified, Standard Definition, or Lower Definition. The rating report is based on anonymized data from billions of users collected over a 30-day period. The above video explains Google’s reasoning behind launching the report, which basically sums up as: It sucks when a YouTube video takes forever to load. But the real reason for the report is to convince you that it is rarely Go