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Google maps out strategy to tackle terrorist videos on YouTube

Google maps out strategy to tackle terrorist videos on YouTube

Search engine giant, Google is presenting a four-part plan to better fight terrorism on YouTube.

In addition, the company is working with other tech giants, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft to bolster its efforts.

“Terrorism is an attack on open societies, and addressing the threat posed by violence and hate is a critical challenge for us all. Google and YouTube are committed to being part of the solution. We are working with government, law enforcement and civil society groups to tackle the problem of violent extremism online,” said Kent Walker, General Counsel, Google.

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Continuing, he added that; “There should be no place for terrorist content on our services. While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done.”

Walker further says, “We have thousands of people around the world who review and counter abuse of our platforms. Our engineers have developed technology to prevent re-uploads of known terrorist content using image-matching technology. We have invested in systems that use content-based signals to help identify new videos for removal. And we have developed partnerships with expert groups, counter-extremism agencies, and the other technology companies to help inform and strengthen our efforts.”

 

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