Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech for the week ending May 23.
Te app has been downrated from 4.6 to 2.0 stars in less than a week.
YouTube will still offer the option to load videos in 720p.
Google Play Music Unlimited members will be automatically granted the equivalent tier of YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium based on the level of benefits with their current subscription, at the same price.
The information panels, launched in Brazil and India last year, will highlight third-party, fact-checked articles above search results for topics such as "covid and ibuprofen" or false claims like "COVID-19 is a bio-weapon," as well as specific searches such as "did a tornado hit Los Angeles."
The move comes as the coronavirus outbreak has forced educational institutions to shut down, and confined millions of students to their homes, compelling schools and colleges to tap virtual tools to keep the classes running.
The most popular good-news accounts are focused on delivering coronavirus-related stories with a positive, productive message
In the United Kingdom, these theories have led to people setting cell towers on fire.
Not just YouTube, other giants like Facebook, Amazon Prime, Netflix have also announced that they will lower the quality of streaming videos on their respective platforms to tackle internet congestion amidst the surge in the number of viewers due to COVID-19.
Netflix, Facebook, Disney, Amazon and YouTube have also committed to lowering bit rates in Europe.
In a blog post, Google said that to reduce the need for people to come into offices, YouTube and other business divisions are temporarily relying more on artificial intelligence and automated tools to find problematic content.
Additionally, YouTube TV has 2 million paid subscribers.
Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the issue of fake news is a worry, and added that there are "serious parliamentary concerns" about internet being abused for child pornography. He also asserted that identification of originator of messages was still a problem with regard to WhatsApp.
Google and YouTube have been making changes to their platforms and moderating content as technology and social media companies come under fire for their role in spreading fake news, especially during elections.
If and when rolled out, authorities would need a court order before directing any social media platform to trace the media content to the source
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Over 95 per cent of the online video consumption is in Indian languages and Bengali content is growing more than 100 per cent year-on-year in watch time, he said.
Twitter won’t be banning politicians for contentious content either over the same concerns, they would label such posts as rule-breaking.
In an annual report on disinformation trends, the Oxford Internet Institute's Computational Propaganda Research Project said Facebook remained the most popular platform for social media manipulation due to its size and global reach.
"YouTube touted its popularity with children to prospective corporate clients," said FTC chairman Joe Simons.
Brownlee himself has retweeted the post, acknowledging the meme.
During April-June 2019, about 10.88 million videos were flagged by users globally, as per YouTube Community Guidelines enforcement report.
US regulators have long argued Google fails to protect children from harmful content and data collection on its YouTube platform.
The tech giant will digitise over two decades worth of content from Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) across 12 Indian languages
YouTube said in a tweet that he was a "gifted, passionate and endlessly curious creator."