Tech YouTube to label government and public-funded clips Published 1 month ago on November 8, 2018 By Jamie Hendricks Share Tweet Image copyright YouTube Image caption The labels will run below videos YouTube is starting to put notices below news clips that state if the video was produced using public or government funds. Labels were first applied to US uploads in February and now will appear below videos seen in the UK and Ireland. The video-sharing site said the labels would provide “greater transparency” about sources. The notices will mainly appear on videos produced and shared by public broadcasters. Public funds Videos produced and shared by the BBC are expected to get the labels. A BBC spokesperson said: “As a public service broadcaster, we welcome transparency on online platforms to help people identify trusted news sources such as the BBC.” Other broadcasters to be labelled include: Russia Today Al Jazeera (Qatar) ABC (Australia) PBS (US) VOA (US) CNC (China) The BBC understands that videos uploaded to YouTube by Channel 4 would not get the label. A link to Wikipedia will also be provided so people can find out more about each broadcaster. YouTube said it did not expect its labelling to be “perfect” and would welcome feedback about videos it tagged as publicly funded. It said it began the initiative to help ensure that “authoritative sources” for news gained proper attention. Credit:BBC Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics: Up Next Paypal stops handling payments for Tommy Robinson Don't Miss Amazon has slashed prices on all sizes of its Fire Kids Edition tablets to all-time lows Continue Reading You may like Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics21 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports31 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... Business50 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Local2 hours ago Michael Spavor: The detained Canadian close to Kim Jong-un Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Spavor, pictured here with students at a North Korean school, has close ties to... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?