There’s never a good time for conspiracy theories, but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, these can be actively harmful. In timely action, YouTube is extending its fact-checking panels to include COVID-19 news and bringing it to the U.S.

“When users are searching on YouTube around a specific claim, we want to give an opportunity for those fact checks to show up right then and there, when our users are looking for information — especially around fast-moving. quickly changing topics like COVID-19,” Neal Mohan, YouTube’s chief product officer told The Verge, “but of course fact checking will apply more broadly now that it’s launching here in the US.”

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Writing in a blog post, the YouTube team explained their position when it comes to fact checks:

There are a few factors that determine whether a fact check information panel will appear for any given…

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