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YouTube to Use Wikipedia to Combat Hoaxes

YouTube said on Tuesday that it would begin displaying information from Wikipedia and other websites on some videos on the platform as part of an effort to push back against hoaxes and conspiracies that appear on the site. “People can still watch the videos but then they actually have access to additional information, can click off and go and see that,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin. The information would show up next to videos that appear to question historical events or scientific truths.