YouTube is preparing a series of measures to combat disinformation ahead of the US elections

YouTube will start attaching a fact-verified mailbox to any videos that

which this topic is discussed.

YouTube added these dashboards for the first timein 2018, expanding this year to combat misinformation about COVID-19. Fact-verified platform information fields are similar to unobtrusive information labels on Twitter and Facebook.

Example YouTube dashboard on COVID-19

Also YouTube will add several features,encouraging users to register to vote. Voter registration searches will direct users to an information box at the top of the page that will direct them to relevant data for each specific state. Users will be able to find out the timing of registration for elections and how to check the status of voter registration.

Similar to Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook, YouTubeis also launching its own election information videos, which will collect facts about US voting. YouTube videos take a playful approach that mimics popular video trends.

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