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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

YouTube to crack down harder on extremist content


After removing thousands of videos featuring slain extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (pictured above) from its platform earlier this week, YouTube is expanding its takedown policy to cover even more content that includes “people and groups that have been designated as terrorist by the U.S. or British governments,” reports Reuters. The change will affect videos that don’t feature acts of violence or hateful speech (which are already barred), and the move signals further efforts by the company to prevent the spread of extremist propaganda that could help radicalize viewers, as it comes under pressure from various governments to do so. That’s…

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