An Open Letter To YouTube CEO From The World’s Fact-checkers
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An Open Letter To YouTube CEO From The World’s Fact-checkers

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January 12, 2022

As per news report of Newschecker.in, Fact checkers around the world wrote an open letter to Youtube CEO. The letter states…


New Delhi, 12 January 2022                                                                   

Ms. Susan Wojcicki,

It’s been almost two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The world has seen time and time again how destructive disinformation and misinformation can be for social harmony, democracy, and public health; too many lives and livelihoods have been ruined, and far too many people have lost loved ones to disinformation. As an international network of fact-checking organizations, we monitor how lies spread online — and everyday, we see that YouTube is one of the major conduits of online disinformation and misinformation worldwide.

This is a significant concern among our global fact-checking community. What we do not see is much effort by YouTube to implement policies that address the problem. On the contrary, YouTube is allowing its platform to be weaponized by unscrupulous actors to manipulate and exploit others, and to organize and fundraise themselves.

Current measures are proving insufficient. That is why we urge you to take effective action against disinformation and misinformation, and to elaborate a roadmap of policy and product interventions to improve the information ecosystem – and to do so with the world’s independent, non-partisan fact-checking organizations.

Source - Newschecker.in

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