Google becomes major worldwide news, information broadcaster

var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; WASHINGTON – Tens of millions of people around the world follow the news on YouTube, according to a report published today by the Pew Research group. For example, Pew reports that in the week after the Japanese tsunami, the top 20 YouTube videos on the disaster were viewed 96 million times. The Pew findings may draw long overdue attention to YouTube and its parent company Google as major forces in global news and information, with audience reach and depth of content that can be compared to CNN, the BBC and Voice of America….