YouTube wants to avoid fake videos by linking to Wikipedia articles - NewCydiaTweaks


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

YouTube wants to avoid fake videos by linking to Wikipedia articles

YouTube is full of videos that transmit completely false ideas to users of the platform, something that ends up negatively affecting the whole society. From Google they want to put an end to this once and for all by redirecting the videos to Wikipedia articles on the subject in question in the video , but is Wikipedia legit or not?

YouTube and Wikipedia together to avoid false videos

Many times we sin to see an idea reflected in a news item in a newspaper or in a video on YouTube and we automatically create it without looking for other types of references to create our own idea of ​​a specific topic . This wants to be solved giving the facility to the user to have a link under the video that leads to Wikipedia where you can find more information about it and many references to keep informed.
If we get into YouTube now we can find numerous videos with totally absurd conspiracies such as the idea that governments have introduced us the idea that the Earth is round, but the pure reality is that it is flat . There are many terraplanistas who do not stop spreading this idea through platforms as popular as these, making users end up believing.
The list of videos that will be redirected to Wikipedia will grow progressively, starting with the most famous hoaxes such as Terraplanism or the idea that the Moon was never reached. But, if YouTube knows these videos, and you can identify them to put them on a list like this, can not you withdraw the monetization or avoid advertising? I think that making money with the advertisements transmitting these confusing ideas should end.
And the big question, is Wikipedia free of users spreading this type of conspiracy? Undoubtedly this YouTube decision will bring a lot of work to Wikipedia since they will have to check these posts more frequently to avoid that the conspiranoics edit the articles of the online encyclopedia and transmit the same erroneous idea, because this would be a resounding failure.
I think that Wikipedia, which is a free-edition encyclopedia, is not the best site to redirect, since it is not information supervised by experts. I believe that it should be redirected to much more reliable and contrasted sources by scientific experts or from any other part of the knowledge.
We'll have to see how they end up making this implementation on Google's video platforms.

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