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Google set to crack down on terrorism

Google set to crack down on terrorism

The third step will see Google taking a tougher stance on content that do not specifically violate its policies.

Identifying terror-related videos on YouTube is particularly challenging because of the context, Walker explained.

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And Google isn't the sole operators against the fight towards terrorism.

Google notes it recently also committed to working with other tech companies including Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter.

Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom in recent months, Google's senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google's tools.

Google also plans to pay 50 charities to search for, and flag, terrorist content.

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Declan Kearney , the party's chairman, said a DUP focus on Ms Foster's future role at Stormont "is completely misdirected and premature".

Walker said that Google would be working with Jigsaw, a Google-founded incubator dedicated to tackling online problems including extremism, to shepherd potential extremists or would-be recruits for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) away from radical content.

It said it had worked hard to remove terrorist content for a long time but acknowledged that more had to be done. "Now", says Kent Walker, General Counsel, Google.

Facebook and Google "have done little to counter the use of their platforms to spread hateful, false "information", from conspiracy theories accusing various minority groups of plotting against America to websites promoting Holocaust denial and false "facts" about Islam, LGBT people, women, Mexicans and others, the organization said in a report earlier this year". We have invested in systems that use content-based signals to help identify new videos for removal. Furthermore, the company will expand its work with counter-extremist groups.

Step number one is a buzzword in 2017, but "machine learning" is quite appropriate in this regard. In case a particular piece of content is deemed "hateful" but satisfies YouTube's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, it can still remain on the platform, even though it won't be eligible for advertising. This is imperative, as it simply isn't feasible to have human beings monitor each and every video that is uploaded to the site. Heck, this could arguably affect political elections, if some campaign videos, for instance, were to be deemed "hateful". Such videos are to be denied any ad revenue and will be hidden behind a warning to those who may wish to view them.

"The measures being implemented by Google, particularly those relating to hateful speakers, are encouraging first steps", a spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement Sunday.

In the debate over online extremism, Google has continually struggled with seeking to provide a balance between freedom of expression and tackling risky content.


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