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YouTube is pouring $25 million into the journalism on its platform in a push to support reliable news organisations and help them with the production of online videos.

The company announced in a blog post Monday that it is planning to change how it works “authoritative sources is easily accessible.”

The Google-owned service, which has been plagued by accusations that makes it possible for the conspiracy theories and terrorist content to bloom, in the promotion of videos from controlled sources at the Top of the News and the latest News to share “to make it easier to find quality news.”

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YouTube is expanding its efforts to support verifiable journalism on its platform.

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In addition, it will create new functions in the united states to promote the distribution of the local news. Fox News is a member of the YouTube “News” channel.

“We believe that the quality of the journalism requires sustainable revenue streams and that we have a responsibility to support innovation in products and the financing for news,” the chief product officer and chief business officer, Neal Mohan, and Robert Kyncl, respectively, said in a statement.

The statement continues: “Today, we announce the steps we are taking with the Google News-Initiative to support the future of the news in online video, and features of the product we have been working on improving the news experience on YouTube.”

The platform, with more than 1.8 billion monthly active users, is criticized for not cracking down enough on the rumors and conspiracy theories that bubble up during big news events.

For example, in the days of the Las Vegas massacre in October of last year, the search results on YouTube suggested that the incident was a “false flag” staged by the government to prevent the spread of weapons.

This year, the platform was forced to apologize when a video reached the top of the Trending section claimed Park school shooting victim David Hogg was a “crisis actor.”

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YouTube has a long way to go in its fight against fake-news and conspiracies, its executives acknowledged.

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As Fox News previously reported, the video-sharing platform is a link to the Wikipedia entries now in some of her videos as a way to tamp down the spread of conspiracies and lies.

The executives acknowledged there is still a long way to go.

“We know that there is a lot of work to do, but we are eager to provide a better experience for the users who come to YouTube every day to learn more about what is happening in the world from a variety of sources,” the blog post added.

According to the post, in the coming weeks in the US. the platform will be equipped with preview links of the news stories on YouTube—a link to the full articles—during breaking news events, along with the memories that breaking and developing news can change very quickly.

Christopher Carbone is a reporter and news editor covering science and technology for FoxNews.com. He can be reached at christopher.carbone@foxnews.com. Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.

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