Google to provide 10k+ staff to help stamp out extremism

DATA SECURITY NEWS: posted 5 December 2017

Google is to dedicate more than 10,000 staff to find and remove violent extremist content on YouTube in 2018, the video sharing website's chief has said.

Susan Wojcicki said, in an article which appeared in the Daily Telegraph, that some users were exploiting YouTube to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm".

She said the website, owned by Google, had used "computer-learning" technology that could find extremist videos.

More than 150,000 of these videos have been removed since June, she said.

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