YouTube to counter extremist content with 10000 staff


However, unlike what has been claimed by Google, the bomb-making YouTube tutorial used by Abedi is available on Google networks again, despite being deleted in the wake of the terrorist attack, according to a report by another British newspaper the Sun.

"While some of these videos may be suitable for adults, others are completely unacceptable, so we are working to remove them from YouTube", Johanna Wright, Vice President of Product Management, YouTube, wrote in a blog post.

Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube will hire 10,000 people to keep a check on the negative content on the platform. Vidoes flagged by the software could lead to the uploader becoming ineligible for generating ad revenue.

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Google also promised more manual work to check that ads are not running alongside content that reflects badly on advertisers.

However, YouTube has received criticism from video uploaders that the software is flawed.

On Monday, Wojcicki said that Google had plans to grow the team of people to address content policy violations to more than 10,000 next year.

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Since June, YouTube's enforcement teams have reviewed two million videos, of which 150,000 have been taken down, she said.

"We've heard loud and clear from creators that we have to be more accurate when it comes to reviewing content, so we don't demonetise videos by mistake".

She said the company was taking "aggressive action" on comments, using technology to help staff find and shut down hundreds of accounts and hundreds of thousands of comments.

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The official added that the company was also fighting against aggression in comments, as well as cooperating with a number of child safety groups, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in order to ensure fight against predatory behavior.

Google earlier this year announced that it would give £1mln to fund projects that tackle extremism in the UK.

Following the furore over the plethora of unsuitable videos, YouTube announced it was to implement measures such as removing adverts from videos depicting family entertainment characters engaged in violent behaviour, and blocking all comments on videos targeted at minors if inappropriate user comments are uploaded.

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