YouTube labeling government-funded news videos

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YouTube has begun labeling video clips from government-funded networks:

  • In one example, a video clip from Channel NewsAsia, has a light gray box reading “Mediacorp is funded in whole or in part by the Singapore government.”
  • The box also includes a link to a Wikipedia article about the network in question.
  • The label comes as websites crack down on biased or fake news reporting.
  • Government owned networks are frequently questioned for biased reporting given the financial support they receive from officials.