YouTube is now labeling videos in Hong Kong uploaded by publishers with government or public funding


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Days after Google said YouTube was used in a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about protesters in Hong Kong, the platform has begun adding information panels to videos on its Hong Kong-facing site that were uploaded by media organizations that receive government or public funding. While YouTube  says the panels, which began rolling out in Western markets last year and is now live in 10 regions, is intended to provide more context about publishers, it is being criticized for not drawing a clear distinction between media that receives government funding, but are editorially independent, and ones that serve as government mouthpieces, like Xinhua News Agency or the China Global Television Network.

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