FacebookGoogle, and others have had to answer questions about how Russian actors were able to easily spread misinformation regarding the election to millions of Americans. Social networking Social media news. YouTube is reportedly still working on changing its algorithm to serve more mainstream news results in news-related searches. As the White House and Treasury Department announced new sanctions against Russia over the alleged hacking of US elections, the FBI and Homeland Security released a report that offered supposed proof amid an abundance of disclaimers. The archive will also allow users to see limited demographic information — age, gender and location — about the audience who saw the ad. The introduction of these disclaimers comes as platforms like Facebook, Twitter and also YouTube are facing increased scrutiny about their role in spreading false and misleading information. The new labeling policy will be helpful for some YouTube viewers as it will shed a bit more light on their favored news sources.
RT asked whistleblower, and former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon what she makes of the evidence.
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Valentina Palladino Valentina is the Associate Reviewer for Ars Technica, covering all gadgets with a focus on mobile devices and wearables. Such transparency was greatly desired by journalists, researchers, and election watchdogs. YouTube's latest strategy to fight the spread of misinformation involves putting a disclaimer on videos from certain news sources. Apple is appealing the decision, but has stopped selling iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models in its German retail stores. YouTube's decision to label all state-funded news videos comes after heavy criticism from the US government and others about big tech companies' involvement in the spread of misinformation.