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YouTube starts labelling govt-sponsored news as rules tighten

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube on Friday began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service. A feature being rolled out in the US displays notices below videos uploaded by news broadcasters which receive government or public money, according to a blog post by YouTube News senior product manager Geoff Samek. "Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content that…