Sometimes a video alone does not provide enough context to viewers
about what they’re watching. That’s why we highlight text-based
information about certain events, topics, publishers, and more from
third-party sources using Information Panels across YouTube.
In developing news situations – when high-quality video may
not be immediately available – we display links to
text-based news articles from authoritative sources in
YouTube search results. We also provide a reminder that
developing news can rapidly change.
Our fact check information panels provide fresh context by
highlighting relevant, third-party fact-checked articles
above search results for relevant queries so that viewers
can make their own informed decision about claims made in
Topics prone to misinformation
For well-established historical and scientific topics that
are often subject to misinformation, general reference
articles linking to third-party sources appear alongside
related search results and videos. We do this by surfacing
contextual information from third-party sources including
Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia to provide more
Since knowledge around funding sources can provide context
when assessing an organization's background, we
disclose government or public funding for news publishers
via information panels alongside their videos.