YouTube has been claiming to fight disinformation campaigns in a policy it enacted this year.
However, a known common tactic of misinformation campaigns is to take truthful, but old, pieces of information and to present them as if they were new.
Some time ago, I noticed that #YouTube seems to have removed from its web interface any kind of information about when a video has been published. When did this happen? This can only contribute to the spread of misinformation.
To clarify, I mean the interface where you're already watching a video, such as when you arrive on it through a direct link.
A short imprecise "x time ago" notice still appears on search results and recommendations. But they're certainly trying to make it harder to find out the date a video has been published.
In the past, this used to be prominently displayed below the video.
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