YouTube ter­ror videos re­moved

New Straits Times - - World -

SAN FRAN­CISCO: 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.

The new pol­icy af­fects videos that fea­ture peo­ple and groups that have been des­ig­nated as ter­ror­ist by the United States or Bri­tish govern­ments, but lack the gory vi­o­lence or hate­ful speech that were al­ready barred by YouTube.

As YouTube terms al­ready barred “ter­ror­ists” from us­ing the ser­vice, the new pol­icy keeps out videos up­loaded by oth­ers that mil­i­tants likely would try to dis­trib­ute if they could have ac­counts, a YouTube spokesman said. Reuters

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