Technology Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

11:25  19 june  2017
11:25  19 june  2017 Source:   Reuters

Facebook discloses new details on removing terrorism content

  Facebook discloses new details on removing terrorism content <p>Facebook offers new insight into its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.</p>Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook's director of global policy management, and Brian Fishman, counterterrorism policy manager, explained in a blog post.

alongside YouTube videos featuring Steven Anderson, David Duke and others holding extremist Raise the bar for ad policies and content . Ads will be more effectively removed from content that Google finished by saying it believes these measures will allow advertisers to continue reaching their

× Google and Facebook are using automation to remove extremist content . William Fitzgerald, a spokesman for Alphabet's Google unit, which owns YouTube , also declined to comment on the call or about the company's automated efforts to police content .

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.

Facebook discloses new details on removing terrorism content

  Facebook discloses new details on removing terrorism content <p>Facebook Inc offers new insight into its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.</p>Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook's director of global policy management, and Brian Fishman, counterterrorism policy manager, explained in a blog post.

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That kind of money finally made the ad giant sit up and take notice, so Google has just announced 'tougher' policies and hiring spree to prevent brand ads appearing next to extremist content on their blog.

"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)

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content .
<p>Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.</p>Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.

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