The function is just accessible in 16 international locations to begin off with, together with within the US, however YouTube says that it will likely be expanded to extra areas within the coming days. As might be seen within the embedded tweet under, many of the movies accessible on the COVID-19 hub on YouTube US are informational and security tips posted by the nation’s main nationwide public well being institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We need everybody to have entry to authoritative content material throughout this attempting time, so we’re launching a COVID-19 information shelf on our homepage in 16 international locations. We’ll increase to extra international locations, as properly. pic.twitter.com/nivKDZ2mHo
— YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) March 19, 2020
In India, YouTube doesn’t but have a devoted COVID-19 hub, however as a substitute, is presenting a popup window providing to point out authoritative data on the topic from both the WHO or the Ministry of Health (see featured picture above). It’s value noting, although, that the function appears to be solely accessible on the web site when utilizing a desktop, however is unavailable both on the Android app or on the cellular website after we checked.
With the COVID-19 disaster formally declared a pandemic by the WHO, on-line platforms and social media websites are working extra time to eliminate misinformation, rumors and conspiracy theories concerning the pandemic from their platforms. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit and Microsoft joined palms final week to launch a joint assertion, asserting a dedication to weed out unverified data and diabolical fearmongering on their respective platforms.