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YouTube sets new policies to curb extremist videos

For videos that violated community guidelines or promoted terrorism, Google would remove them

Daisuke Wakabayashi | NYT 

YouTube has struggled for years with videos that promote offensive viewpoints but do not necessarily violate the company’s guidelines for removal. Now it is taking a new approach: Bury them. The issue has gained new prominence amid media reports that one of the London Bridge attackers became radicalised by watching YouTube videos of an American Islamic preacher, whose sermons have been described as employing extremely charged religious and sectarian language. On Sunday, Google, YouTube’s parent company, announced a set of policies aimed at curbing extremist videos on ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 23:54 IST