YouTube Invests $25 Million to Promote ‘Authoritative’ News Ahead of U.S. Midterm Elections

Facebook and Twitter may have gotten the bulk of the blame for promoting fake news ahead of the 2016 presidential election -- and as a result, they’ve lost a bit of confidence from users. But YouTube, which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has also endured criticism for its algorithms that promote conspiracy theorist and extremist videos. And now the video sharing service is dropping $25 million to promote what it calls “authoritative” news videos, according to the Financial...

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