A big goal for us in 2018 is to provide greater transparency across the board to our community of creators, advertisers, and viewers. In one small step towards that commitment, today we will start rolling out notices below videos uploaded by news broadcasters that receive some level of government or public funding. Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content that they choose to watch on YouTube.
We’re rolling out this feature to viewers in the U.S. for now, and we don’t expect it to be perfect. Users and publishers can give us feedback through the “send feedback” form. We plan to improve and expand the feature over time.
The notice will appear below the video, but above the video’s title, and include a link to Wikipedia so viewers can learn more about the news broadcaster.
News is an important and growing vertical for us and we want to be sure to get it right, helping to grow news and support news publishers on YouTube in a responsible way. This work follows a series of changes we made throughout 2017 to better surface authoritative news content. In 2017, we launched a “Breaking News” shelf on the home page to prominently surface news after a major event and a “Top News” shelf in YouTube search results to highlight news from authoritative sources for news-related queries.
This notice on publishers receiving public or government funding, though still in its early stages, not only carries forward our work in this area through 2017, but represents one of many more steps we will take throughout 2018 to improve how we deliver news content on YouTube.
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Google announced a new platform they are working to roll out soon that will provide a source for “hyperlocal” news stories. The platform is called Bulletin and will enable people to “put spotlight on inspiring stories that aren’t being told.” Google has things constructed at present to drive the new platform via a smartphone app. […]
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As Fox waits to find out whether it will be allowed to complete its merger with broadcasting giant Sky, UK media regulator Ofcom today delivered a fresh blow to proceedings. The watchdog confirmed that two Fox News shows, hosted separately by Sean Ha…
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Facebook isn't shy about wanting to increase your involvement in politics, and that might soon include seeing posts from the politicians you don't follow. A spokesperson has confirmed to Recode that the social network is testing a feature that slips…
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This week a diplomatic crisis hit the Middle East as several countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Maldives) cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups. Now Qatar's foreign ministry has issu…
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HTC has a new phone coming on May 16. It’s likely to be called the HTC U 11, and it’s apparently going to be very squeezable. Here’s everything we know about the HTC U 11, or HTC Ocean as it’s also known, so far.
Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news is, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens program that will teach UK teens to spot fake news throug…
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Lenovo-owned smartphone maker Motorola may be prepping a new budget smartphone called the Moto C. Its release date and price remain a mystery, but here’s everything we know so far.
Xiaomi’s 2016 Mi 5 flagship smartphone was expected to debut at Mobile World Congress in February and the latest rumors suggest we might see the hotly anticipated device in April.
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Folks looking for a quick look at day's forecast and stories have always been able to turn to Google's News and Weather app for an overview — but apparently, it didn't offer enough. According to Google News' Anand Paka, users routinely hit the botto…
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It hasn’t been that long since the Google Pixel and Pixel XL’s release, but we’re already hearing rumors and news about the 2017 model that’s expected to launch in the fall. Here’s what you need to know.
We’ve already heard plenty of rumors about the iPhone 8, which is likely to arrive in 2017, including that it may be called the iPhone X or iPhone Edition. Here are all the exciting rumors about this incredible-sounding phone.
Boasting a better processor than the Galaxy Tab S2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could be one of the best Android tablets of the year. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming device so far.
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Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, showing off some very nice specifications at an affordable price. Here’s the rundown on what these phones have to offer.
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is outselling the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. With that feat under its belt, it’s time to shift focus to next year’s flagship — the Galaxy S8. Here’s everything you need to know.
HTC may be bringing the Thunderbolt back to rejuvenate its declining sales. Well, at least the “Bolt” part. The HTC Bolt is expected to come to Sprint this month, and here’s everything you need to know.
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Xiaomi may be gearing up to release a refresh of the Mi 5, even though it’s less than a year old. It’s expected to come with a Snapdragon 821 processor. Here’s everything we know about the Xiaomi Mi 5S so far.
Allo and Duo, new apps from Google, are edging near their release date. One Reddit user claims to be a beta tester for the apps and has shed some light on how they work, and what will happen to Hangouts.
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Nintendo has crushed the dreams of many Pokémon Go players, and said the fun Pokémon Go Plus Bluetooth accessory (that may help conserve your phone’s battery) has been delayed, and won’t arrive until September.
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After working with LG and Huawei last year, Google could partner with HTC on a pair of new Nexus devices. It would mark the first time Google and HTC have collaborated on a mobile device since 2010. We’ve got all the news and rumors here.
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Already looking to see what’s up with the next Galaxy Note? Here’s a look at the latest news and rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, or maybe the Galaxy Note 7, including talk of an early release to jump ahead of the next iPhone.
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Yahoo has launched its first range of bots for the Kik messaging app. Aside from bringing its existing news and weather services to the app, it has also created an original, playful virtual pet monkey bot that can be fed food emojis.
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Google I/O, the company's massive annual developer event, has wrapped up for 2016. As usual, CEO Sundar Pichai and a host of the company's executives gave the world a look at what it's planning for the next year. Unfortunately, we'll need to wait to…
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Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday met with leading conservatives to discuss recent allegations of news bias at Facebook. The CEO insisted he wants to “build trust” with those who suspect the site suppresses stories from conservative news outlets.
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Xiaomi has started teasing the announcement of a new phone. A really big new phone. It’s called the Mi Max, and the screen size may be larger than 6-inches, bridging the gap between its current largest phone and the Mi Pad 2 tablet.
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, missed analysts’ first-quarter 2016 revenue expectations with earnings of $ 7.50. Its ad business and “moonshots,” though, are doing better than expected.
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HTC’s first big smartphone announcement of 2016 is probably going to be the HTC 10, at an event on April 12. Leaks have provided plenty of hints and speculation about the phone, so here’s what we think we know about it so far.
What's the point of live video if you don't watch it when it's, you know, live? That's the reasoning behind a new shift in Facebook's algorithm that'll push live video streams to the top of your News Feed. This comes a few days after Facebook announc…
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Samsung might introduce a 6-inch Galaxy S7 Plus to go along with a 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge, and a 5.1-inch Galaxy S7. An FCC filing confirms the S7 Edge’s battery capacity to be 3,600mAh.
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Forget about the iPhone 6S — that’s already old news. Rumors have already started to spread about Apple’s latest offering, the iPhone 7, a device we almost certainly won’t see until the end of 2016.
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Rumors about the Apple Watch 2 are starting to heat up. Reports say it will be more independent, have better fitness support, and come in more styles. If Apple continues with tradition, the Watch 2 will arrive in the spring of 2016.
Rumors are gathering Huawei is working on the successor to the P8, it’s gorgeous 2015 flagship smartphone. The P9 may also be joined by the P9 Max, and we’ve got all the rumors and leaks regarding the phones right here.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is reportedly on the way as early as January or February 2016. New renders show that the device will not feature a USB Type-C port, and a tweet from @evleaks shows four variants of the S7.
From presidential candidates launching their campaigns, to YouTube creators discussing issues that matter to their communities, to light-hearted moments along the campaign trail, you’ve already been following the 2016 U.S. election from multiple angles on YouTube.
Now you can watch the candidates debate on YouTube, too.
Next month, we’ll join together with NBC News to present the final DNC sanctioned Democratic presidential debate before the first caucus and primary votes are cast—with the action live streamed on YouTube. The NBC News-YouTube Democratic Candidates Debate, hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and moderated by Lester Holt, will take place on Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C., airing on NBC from 9-11 p.m. ET and streamed live on the NBC News YouTube channel.
With so many YouTube fans following this election closely, of course there will be an opportunity for you to get involved. Along with Google Trends data, the debate will feature questions from the YouTube community. Look out for more information on how you can engage in the coming weeks.
Since 2005 you’ve made YouTube a home for global politics, and today you watch more than 5 million hours of news on YouTube every day. Over the course of 2016, you’ll be able to find all of the major election moments unfold on YouTube—tune in to the NBC News YouTube channel January 17 to kick off the election year.
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News, recently watched “Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics” and Steve Grove, Google News Lab, recently watched “Barack Obama Singing Hotline Bling by Drake.”
As 2016 looms, so do rumors about upcoming devices ahead of Mobile World Congress and CES. There’s a new one about a possible 4.6-inch device from OnePlus with the same internals as the OnePlus 2.
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Chinese brand LeTv has announced another new phone. The Le 1s is an all-metal device with a surprisingly high specification, but it’ll be sold at a low price. The company still intends to launch in the U.S., but is keeping quiet on when that will happen.
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OnePlus has been rumored to be readying a OnePlus Mini since last year. All has been quite for several months, but the rumor mill is starting to heat up once again, with a last minute switch to a new name: the OnePlus X. Here’s everything we think we know about it.
Rumors are gathering that Motorola has a second generation version of the Moto 360 smartwatch, which could have a revised design and come with new accessories. Here’s everything we think we know about it so far.
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Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based on your specific interests that can be easily shared or saved for later. News is powered by the new custom-designed Apple News Format, a digital publishing format that allows publishers to create beautiful layouts. “News seamlessly delivers the articles you want to read in a beautiful and uncluttered format, while respecting your privacy, because Apple doesn’t share your personal data,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We already have nearly 20 publishers representing more than 50 titles joining us, including Condé Nast, ESPN, The New York Times, Hearst, Time Inc., CNN, and Bloomberg.”
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