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.
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 organisation's background, we
disclose government or public funding for news publishers
via information panels alongside their videos.