Measures against Youtube disinformation also reduced on Twitter and Facebook

Policies against disinformation introduced on YouTube in recent months have also had an impact on other platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, where videos wit

Measures against Youtube disinformation also reduced on Twitter and Facebook

Policies against disinformation introduced on YouTube in recent months have also had an impact on other platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, where videos with disinformation were reduced.

This is extracted from an academic study prepared by the Social Network and Politics Center of the University of New York (United States), published by the New York Times newspaper.

The research has analyzed publications on social networks on elections that included links to videos that denounced an alleged electoral fraud in the US presidential elections of 2020, in which Joe Biden was imposed on Donald Trump.

After the elections of November 3, 2020, YouTube videos that denounced electoral manipulation assumed a third of total videos with content on shared elections on Twitter during the month of November.

Among the most shared YouTube channels on Twitter were accounts that had previously participated in dissemination of misinformation, such as Project Veritas, Right Side Broadcasting Network and One America News Network.

However, the University of New York study has proven the effectiveness of YouTube measures against videos that denounced electoral fraud, which set up on December 8 on Google's platform.

This decision also affected Twitter, where on December 21, videos with misinformation about US Youtube elections fell less than 20 percent for the first time since the celebration of the elections.

Subsequently, on January 7, YouTube launched an additional measure: a system with which he sent notices to the accounts that disinterested electoral misinformation. If you exceed three notices in 90 days, the account was permanently eliminated.

With this second measure, the impact on Twitter was even greater, and the proportion of YouTube videos with fraud theories on Electoral Tubs was reduced by around 5 percent, coinciding with the day of the opening of the Presidency of Joe Biden, January 20.

Likewise, research has also analyzed the effect of measures taken by YouTube against misinformation on shared videos in the Facebook social network.

After the November elections, videos with fraud conspiracies from YouTube came to be 18 percent of the total of those published on Facebook on December 8.

December Youtube measures significantly reduced these videos with misinformation as well as Facebook, where the figure on electoral fraud was reduced to 4 percent on January 20.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 09:11

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