Technology Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

19:56  19 june  2017
19:56  19 june  2017 Source:   Reuters

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

  Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, the company said in a statement.

Alphabet Inc’s Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube , the company said in a blog post on Sunday.

Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube , the company said in a blog post on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows a YouTube logo reflected in a person's eye © REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows a YouTube logo reflected in a person's eye Alphabet Inc's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday.

Google said it would take a tougher position on videos containing supremacist or inflammatory religious content by issuing a warning and not monetizing or recommending them for user endorsements, even if they do not clearly violate its policies.

The company will also employ more engineering resources and increase its use of technology to help identify extremist videos, in addition to training new content classifiers to quickly identify and remove such content.

Social media companies update policies on blocking extremism

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Alphabet Inc's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube , the company said in a blog post on Sunday. World. YouTube sets policies to restrict extremism . 1497836822.

Google will expand its collaboration with counter- extremist groups to identify content that may be used to radicalize and recruit extremists , it said. Facebook on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content , a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups

"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. Now," said Google's general counsel Kent Walker. http://bit.ly/2rLgYEd

Google will expand its collaboration with counter-extremist groups to identify content that may be used to radicalize and recruit extremists, it said.

The company will also reach potential Islamic State recruits through targeted online advertising and redirect them towards anti-terrorist videos in a bid to change their minds about joining.

Germany, France and Britain, countries where civilians have been killed and wounded in bombings and shootings by Islamist militants in recent years, have pressed Facebook and other providers of social media such as Google and Twitter to do more to remove militant content and hate speech.

Facebook on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.

Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, the company said in a blog post.

(Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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