YouTube new Policy to curb extremist videos

YouTube new Policy to curb extremist videos

After Facebook(Facebook said that it uses Artificial Intelligence to remove the terror-related content.), YouTube has also introduced four steps to confront extremist activity.  YouTube has been working with various governments and law enforcement agencies to identify and remove this content said  Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Google Kent Walker.

youtube new policy curb extremist videos

The first of the four steps is expanding the use of their automated systems to better identify terror-related videos, using machine learning to “train new content classifiers to help us more quickly identify and remove such content”.

The second step is the company is also expanding its pool of “Trusted Flagger” users; a group of experts with special privileges to review flagged content that violates the site’s community guidelines.

The third step would be hiding videos like ones that contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content — that do not violate community standards, behind a warning. And the fourth step is The company will do more with counter-radicalisation efforts by building off of its “Creators for Change program”, which will redirect users targeted by extremist groups such as Islamic State (IS) to counter-extremist content.

On Sunday, Google, YouTube’s parent company, announced a set of policies aimed at curbing extremist videos on the platform. For videos that are clearly in violation of its community guidelines, such as those promoting terrorism, Google said it would quickly identify and remove them.

Under the policy change, Google said offensive videos that did not meet its standard for removal — for example, videos promoting the subjugation of religions or races without inciting violence — would come with a warning and could not be monetized with advertising, or be recommended, endorsed or commented on by users. Such videos were already not allowed to include advertising, but they were not restricted in any other way.
Google also announced a series of measures aimed at identifying extremist videos more quickly, an effort that the company started this year as YouTube tries to assure advertisers that its platform is safe for their marketing dollars.

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