YouTube are to switch around their front page to stop the spread of fake coronavirus news.

YouTube to change home page to stop the spread of fake coronavirus news

YouTube to change home page to stop the spread of fake coronavirus news

The video channel have announced they will install a new section of their homepage dedicated to verified videos about the virus pandemic to ensure correct information is getting out to people.

YouTube wants to ensure people are not taken by conspiracy theories posted about the virus.

Meanwhile, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube, recently released a joint statement to insist they were doing all they could to fight coronavirus-related fraud and misinformation.

The statement read: "We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts. We're helping millions of people stay connected while also jointly combating fraud and misinformation about the virus, elevating authoritative content on our platforms, and sharing critical updates in coordination with government healthcare agencies around the world. We invite other companies to join us as we work to keep our communities healthy and safe."