YouTube on Friday said consumption of videos – recommended by the platform – containing misinformation is significantly below one per cent.

And it is working on strengthening its systems to further reduce such instances to ensure that creators and users are protected.

YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said the company has been actively working on removing misinformation, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic, and has seen consumption of videos from “authoritative sources” grow 110 per cent in India during January-March 2020.

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