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Facing flak from US & UK, Google takes down extremist videos from YouTube

The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that have been designated as terrorist by the US or British governments but lack the gory violence or hateful speech that were already barr

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Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments. The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that have been designated as terrorist by the US or British governments but lack the gory violence or hateful speech that were already barred by YouTube. A YouTube spokesperson, who asked not be named for security reasons, confirmed the policy in response to questions. The ...

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 08:23 IST
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