Google 10000 Staff To Monitor Youtube Content
Information Technology giant, Google, is set to man at least 10,000 of its staff on its YouTube platform to monitor and detect extremist content, the video-sharing site’s chief executive, Susan Wojcicki told Britain’s Daily Telegraph on Tuesday.
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Susan Wojcicki admitted in the broadsheet that “bad actors” had used the website to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm.” British Prime Minister Theresa May has put pressure on internet giants to root out online radical material following a spate of terror attacks, while YouTube last week pulled 150,000 videos of children after lewd comments about them were posted by viewers.
Wojcicki disclosed the company’s plan to develop and employ the use of “computer-learning” technology to identify extremist and terrorist-related videos and that it could also be used to identify content that risked children’s safety.
Google also disclosed that it intends to attract more experts to its programme of identifying problematic videos, toughening the rules as for the content that did not clearly violate YouTube’s rules and to expand its role in the struggle against radical movements.
She said, “Since June, our trust and safety teams have manually reviewed nearly two million videos for violent extremist content, helping train our machine-learning technology to identify similar videos in the future.”
“We will continue the significant growth of our teams into next year, with the goal of bringing the total number of people across Google working to address content that might violate our policies to over 10,000 in 2018,” Wojcicki said
The official also 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 behaviour.
According to Wojcicki, YouTube has also exerted efforts to increase the “network of academics, industry groups and subject matter experts” that teach the company’s specialists how to better respond to the developments in the world and on the Internet.