Google’s fight against online terror

Google is working with governments, law enforcement, and civil society groups to tackle the problem of violent extremism online.

Google has now pledged to take four additional steps to prevent abuse of its platforms.

  1. Increasing the use of technology to identify extremism and terrorism-related videos.
  2. Increase the number of independent experts in YouTube’s Trusted Flagger programme.
  3. A tougher stance on videos that do not clearly violate our policies – for example, videos that contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content.
  4. YouTube will expand its role in counter-radicalisation efforts.

“We have also recently committed to working with industry colleagues – including Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter – to establish an international forum to share and develop technology… to tackle terrorism online,” said Google.

“Collectively, these changes will make a difference, and we’ll keep working on the problem until we get the balance right.”

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