YouTube lays out plan to fight extremist content on its platform

Yvette Cooper

In a blog post that also appeared as a Financial Times op-ed, Google's General Counsel Kent Walker wrote that the tech giant is taking a multipronged approach to tackling terrorist content. In a statement, Google said such content "poses a serious challenge and more immediate action needs to be taken".

Recognising that technology is "not a silver bullet", YouTube is also nearly doubling the size of its Trusted Flagger programme, a group of experts with special privileges to review flagged content that violates the site's community guidelines. Creators of such videos won't be able to monetize them, and the videos won't have comments and endorsements enabled. The company also said it will use artificial intelligence in combination with its ramped up employee efforts in order to make its strategy more effective.

"We think this strikes the right balance between free expression and access to information without promoting extremely offensive viewpoints", he said.

The company outlined four new steps it's taking to remove extremist and terrorism-related videos.

Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom in recent months, Google's senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google's tools.

Also, the company says it will rely on even more humans. The changes come after the British government and several other big advertisters recently pulled their ads from YouTube because they appeared with videos containing extremist, homophobic, or racist content. It will further work with counter-extremist groups to help identify content used with the objective of radicalizing or recruiting extremists.

New York Times sues Federal Bureau of Investigation to get notes of Comey-Trump talks
Among them, the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, head of the National Security Agency (N.S.A.), Adm. Not for the first time , Trump gives a false impression of what's really going on.

To expand their counter-extremism efforts, Google will put out more targeted online advertisements to make viewers aware of the situation by redirecting them to anti-terrorism videos. The company hopes to achieve this by working with Jigsaw to implement the "Redirect Method" more broadly across Europe.

Google also plans to pay 50 charities to search for, and flag, terrorist content.

The new measures add to the multiple mechanisms and processes that Google already has in place to deal with inflammatory content and videos that violate its policies.

In a bid to fight terrorism, Google has upped efforts to tackle the problem online. "We must not let them", Walker said.

"Together, we can build lasting solutions that address the threats to our security and our freedoms", Google states. "We are committed to playing our part", Walker concluded.

Related News:

  • Nolan Arenado completed the cycle in the coolest way possible

    Nolan Arenado completed the cycle in the coolest way possible

    NOTES: Rockies RHP Carlos Estevez was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and struck out the one batter he faced in the ninth. Lo and behold, Arenado pulled a three-run shot to left on the first pitch he saw to complete both.
    Study Reveals

    Study Reveals "Staggering" Toll Of Guns On US Kids

    The study only looked at firearm injuries caused by a gunshot wound "that uses a powder charge to fire a projectile". Boys, older children, and black youth were the most likely to die in shootings , the report further stated .
    Mark Wahlberg Is Tired With Robots, Actor No Longer Interested In 'Transformers'

    Mark Wahlberg Is Tired With Robots, Actor No Longer Interested In 'Transformers'

    The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Transformers: The Last Knight arrives in theaters on June 21st.
  • Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit

    Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit

    The European Council president will be a key mediator between the other 27 EU leaders for the duration of the negotiations. While Britain's economy has shown unexpected resilience since the Brexit vote, there are signs of weakness.
    Beyoncé gives birth to twins

    Beyoncé gives birth to twins

    And on the couple's ninth wedding anniversary in April, Beyonce released an updated video for her romantic ballad "Die With You". The happy news was not only confirmed by several sources, but also by Beyonce's father, who took to Twitter to confirm the news.
    London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

    London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

    Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the incident as "every bit as sickening" as the recent atrocities in London and Manchester. Penshaw Monument is the be lit up in red, white and blue tonight after last night's terror attack near Finsbury Park Mosque.
  • Rangers learn potential Europa League opponents

    Rangers learn potential Europa League opponents

    League of Ireland side Derry City will face FC Midtjylland (Denmark), who beat Manchester United a year ago , in round one. They were eliminated in the first qualifying round a year ago after a 5-3 aggregate loss to Estonian side Nomme Kalju.
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Switch launches September 7 in Japan

    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Switch launches September 7 in Japan

    Is it true that the Switch can not run Dragon Ball FighterZ? Best of all, players will have the option to choose between the two. It's the day we watch Dragon Ball Super , and it's also Father's Day, so shout out to Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, Gohan, Bardock, Mr.
    Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K avocado theft

    Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K avocado theft

    Barnard believes they were offering the avocados at a discounted rate of $20 or $30 per box, when they normally go for around $50. Franchi stated it looked like the suspects had "skimmed" the avocados "off the top" and then sold them separately to customers.
  • 58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire; number may increase

    Even amid the chaos and the frustration, some found a moment to seek unity. "How the f*** are we going to get them out of there?" Aluminum composite panels essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material.
    Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

    Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

    He added that "we have taken these steps in the interest of Qatar. and in the interest of security and stability in the region". Erdogan signed off deals on the Turkish Parliament's approval late on Thursday night, Xinhua news agency reported.
    Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

    Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

    There will still be certain exceptions under which Americans can travel to Cuba and family travel will continue to be authorized. Members of Cuba's small but vibrant independent civil society say they fear the new policy will do more harm than good.


Most liked

Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins is the cover star of WWE 2K18
He then destroys the items, which Rollins said is to signify that he's putting his own spin on WWE history. A Collector's Edition will also be available, about which further details will be revealed this summer.

76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick
Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. The Celtics are also said to be looking for more than two first-rounders from Philadelphia over the next two years.

Imam praised for saving life of suspect in London mosque attack
Despite this, Stinchfield said that he would "like to get more information about what really happened there". STINCHFIELD: Alright, so we see an escalating number of attacks, as that is still under investigation.

EQT buys Rice Energy to create shale gas drilling giant
Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Rice Energy during the fourth quarter valued at $586,000. The stock of Rice Energy Inc ( RICE ) formed H&SI with $27.02 price target or 7.00 % above the current $25.25 share price.

Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery
When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an "imminent risk of death" and was "as critical as you can be", doctors also said. Ladies and gentlemen: "let's play ball!" " Most of us would not even think to consider that a benign wound", Sava said.

Mamata Banerjee calls for peace in Darjeeling as she heads overseas
Singh also spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday and discussed with her the situation prevailing there.

Confederations Cup: Russia waltz to victory in tournament curtain-raiser
Tommy Smith then tidied up when Poloz poked a close-range shot slowly past Marinovic. Cameroon are drawn in Group B along with Chile, Germany and Australia.

Mamata Banerjee trying to divert our movement: GJM chief
Violence has spiralled in the hills after a police raid on the office of GJM chief Bimal Gurung , who is in hiding fearing arrest. Banerjee has called an all-party meeting in Siliguri on June 22 to discuss the ongoing crisis in the hills.

Dollar firm before Fed's Dudley, euro and pound hold steady
New York Fed president William Dudley is due to take part in a roundtable with local business leaders later on Monday. The five-year yield sat near the highs at 1.7815% from a 1.7317% low, 1.7847% high and 1.75% close.

NY gasoline prices dip, outlook remains good for motorists
That's a decrease of 7.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The auto club is predicting that prices should continue declining this week and set a new 2017 low.

58 presumed dead in London tower fire
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said. So far at least 58 people are presumed dead.

Airbus unveils upgrade plan on A380
The A380plus would feature increased passenger capacity options and new winglets providing up to 4% fuel burn savings. Airbus has previously shown off incremental upgrades to the A380 which will become part of the A380plus.

GOP Contractor Exposes Personal Information of 198M Voters
It's worth driving home the point that nobody stole this data-it was made publicly available to anyone who went looking for it. Vickery was able to verify the exposed data was legitimate and disclosed his findings to Deep Root Analytics last week.

Oil prices struggle on doubts OPEC can rein in oversupply
Brent crude oil fell by 28 cents to $48.44 a barrel by 1330 GMT, while U.S. crude futures were down 29 cents on the day at $46.17. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, a gauge of the greenback against 10 major peers, rose as much as 0.6 per cent.

Hedge funds sour on crude oil and fuels: Kemp
US production is expected to continue rising along with other non-OPEC producers in 2018, outpacing the expected demand increase. Meanwhile, global demand for crude will only jump by 1.4 million barrels a day, led by economic expansion in China and India.