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There's a problem with YouTube's new anti-propaganda initiative

YouTube is attempting to stem the ugly ooze of propaganda and conspiracy theories on its platform with what can be best described as a misleading Band-Aid. On Friday, Google-owned YouTube announced it's rolling out "notices" that inform users they're watching a video from an organization that receives funding from a government.  "Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content that they choose to watch on YouTube," Geoff Samek, senior product manager of YouTube News, wrote in a blog post.
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