Analyzing why Wikipedia often overlooks stories of women in history

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed to the world at SXSW yesterday that the company will soon add information from Wikipedia to videos covering popular conspiracy theories to provide alternate viewpoints on such subjects. The information would be displayed in “information cues,” she said, adding that we could expect to see these cues in the coming weeks. It turns out that while YouTube told everyone about its Wikipedia plans yesterday, it forgot to tell Wikipedia about them. The Wikimedia Foundation has posted a statement on Twitter confirming that “We were not given advance notice of this announcement.” YouTube hasn’t inked a formal partnership with Wikimedia or Wikipedia for information cues.The information cues will appear directly below the video as a short block of text. There will also be a link to Wikipedia for more information.Technically, YouTube didn’t really do anything wrong here, because Wikipedia’s content is freely licensed for reuse by anyone. It doe

Analyzing why Wikipedia often overlooks stories of women in history

Movements like #MeToo are drawing increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government.

Fri 16 Mar 18 from Phys.org

YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy videos

YouTube says it's cracking down on conspiracy videos, though it's scant on the details.

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Phys.org

YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy videos, Wed 14 Mar 18 from AP

YouTube surprises Wikipedia with plan to use it to help counter conspiracy videos

YouTube's has come under fire for its role in promoting hoaxes and conspiracies

Wed 14 Mar 18 from The Independent

YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too

In a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading like ...

Sat 17 Mar 18 from TechCrunch

Wikimedia Foundation wasn't aware of YouTube's plans to use Wikipedia content alongside conspiracy videos

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at SXSW earlier this week said the Google-owned video sharing site would soon be adding “information cues” to videos dealing with conspiracy theories, ...

Thu 15 Mar 18 from Techspot

Wikipedia had no idea it would become a YouTube fact checker

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said during a SXSW talk this week that the company would be making a more concerted effort to stem the spread of misinformation on its site. Specifically, ...

Thu 15 Mar 18 from Engadget

YouTube tries to solve its conspiracy problem with Wikipedia. Some critics cry foul.

Critics note that Wikipedia's crowd-sourced platform can be easily manipulated.        

Wed 14 Mar 18 from USA today

YouTube Told Everyone About Its Wikipedia Plan, Except Wikipedia

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed to the world at SXSW yesterday that the company will soon add information from Wikipedia to videos covering popular conspiracy theories to provide alternate ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Ubergizmo

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