Partho Protim Das

Engagement editor, Dismislab
Copycat news channels flourish on YouTube, undermining trust in factual journalism

Copycat news channels flourish on YouTube, undermining trust in factual journalism

Partho Protim Das

Engagement editor, Dismislab
Fake news channels on YouTube impersonating international media outlets, including BBC and CNN, are thriving violating platform policies. Dismislab found 58 such channels, some with hundreds and thousands of Bengali-speaking subscribers, often misleading the audience with misinformation through thumbnails. While some of these channels monetize their content and even obtain a 'verified' badge from the platform, media editors warn of its damaging effects on trust in legitimate reporting. Explore further for insights into this concerning trend.

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