A new research has been published for coronavirus videos available on YouTube. According to the research results, these videos mostly contain false information.
Coronavirus videos contain a quarter of false information
Making it easier to access information today, YouTube took several precautions regarding coronavirus. In particular, it was planned to prevent publishers from earning income and to prevent false information on this matter.
However, so far, YouTube’s plan does not seem to be very successful. An organization called BMJ Global Health did a research on coronavirus videos posted on YouTube.
According to the research, 25 percent of the videos published on the platform contain false and incorrect information. This causes the audience to be informed incorrectly and incorrectly. BMJ Global Health states that the measures YouTube has taken so far are not very effective. It is emphasized that reliable and official organizations such as the World Health Organization make efforts to reach correct information.
YouTube, which has suffered a lot of headaches due to misinformation in ebola and swine flu outbreaks, may remain in a similar situation due to coronavirus. Due to these problems, YouTube is expected to increase content reliability measures on the platform.