YouTube introduces fact-checking on video searches in Europe

YouTube will start showing users in the U.K. and Germany fact-checking panels on some video searches, expanding on its efforts to tackle misinformation in Europe.

This comes after conspiracy theories linking the virus to next-generation 5G mobile networks led to cell towers being set ablaze in the U.K.

In the coming days, the Google-owned video-sharing service will start displaying information and links from third-party publishers on queries related to issues like elections and the coronavirus pandemic.

The feature was first rolled out in Brazil and India last year and later launched in the U.S. in April.