Google plans to double its team of experts that flags extremist content
The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels, in March 2010. (AP / Virginia Mayo)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, June 19, 2017 8:36AM EDT
NEWARK, N.J. -- Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
Google says in a blog post that it will nearly double the number of independent experts it uses to flag problematic content and expand its work with counter-extremist groups to help identify content that may be used to radicalize and recruit extremists.
It will also train more people to identify and remove extremist and terrorism-related content faster.
Google Inc. said it will also take a tougher stance on videos that don't clearly violate its policies, like those that contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content. That content may still appear, but with a warning.
It is also increasing resources for engineering to identify extremist videos.
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