YouTube will attempt to combat fake news by including Wikipedia information next to conspiracy videos on its platform.
However, Wikipedia was not consulted on this feature and strongly advises against its roll out.
YouTube has a serious problem: videos posted on the platform sometimes make it to the top trending list, even though the videos themselves are filled with false information.
As an example, an Infowars video alleging that a student at the high school of the Parkland massacre is actually a paid actor became the 1 trending video on YouTube in February.
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YouTube has seen situations like this happen numerous times recently and has been trying to figure out a way to stop it.