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YouTube will fight fake news and conspiracy theorists by linking to reputable articles

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While blame for the spreading fake news has often fallen on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, they’re hardly alone. YouTube in particular is hugely influential, with five billion videos watched every day. Earlier this year, Chief Product Office Neal Mohan said the average mobile viewing session lasts “more than 60 minutes.” Imagine then, how such content can shape viewer opinions, especially when fake news has sometimes dominated trending stories. YouTube is finally stepping up and making improvements, rolling out some changes to fight fake news and unfounded conspiracies, while “making authorative sources readily accessible.” Some of these we’ve heard…

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