Fighting disinformation: YouTube will certify doctors’ accounts

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The YouTube online video giant announced on Thursday that it will now certify accounts of doctors and other caregivers so that it can highlight reliable videos on health, a way to try to limit misinformation on these topics.

The change should allow users to immediately recognize quality videos on health issues, said Alphabet’s subsidiary (Google).

It should also help users to “find and interact with content” created by caregivers on the platform, wrote YouTube editor Garth Graham in a blog note.

The certification process, which will include a degree audit, will also be open to mental health professionals and institutions.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, much false or misleading information about the disease and the vaccines had been posted on the internet. So youtube will work on health concepts in order to give and inform the user the right information.

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