Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

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Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the UK in recent months, Google’s senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google’s tools. 

On Sunday, Walker posted an op-ed in the Financial Times that listed four distinct steps Google is taking to fight extremists who harness the power of tools like YouTube to spread their messages.  

“We will now devote more engineering resources to apply our most advanced machine learning research to train new ‘content classifiers’ to help us more quickly identify and remove [extremist and terrorism-related videos],” said Walker. Read more…

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