Wednesday, September 4, 2019

YouTube Removes 17,000 Channels for Hate Speech

I guess since it is their platform, YouTube can do anything it wants...but who decides what is and isn't hate speech?

The Google-owned company calls the June update — in which YouTube said it would specifically prohibit videos that glorify Nazi ideology or deny documented violent events like the Holocaust — a "fundamental shift in our policies" that resulted in the takedown of more than 100,000 individual videos during the second quarter of the year. The number of comments removed during the same period doubled to over 500 million, in part due to the new hate speech policy.