The Mod Squad: YouTube to Protect Kids With Army of Content Moderators

Tech Companies Identify Remove 40,000 Terrorist Videos Images

She said that since June, when Youtube deployed new technology to flag violent extremist content for human review, the platform had manually reviewed almost 2m videos and removed 150,000.

Last month, the BBC and The Times found paedophiles were posting indecent comments on videos of youngsters, evading discovery through flaws in YouTube's reporting system.

It is hard to know at this stage whether machine learning can adequately flag disturbing content aimed at children, as much of this type of content could be hard for an algorithm to recognise as disturbing or creepy, which is why human content reviewers are needed.

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki revealed in a blog post on Monday that Google plans to bring the total number of people working to review content to more than 10,000 in 2018.

The reports led several big brands including Mars and Adidas to pull advertising from the site.

Google also promised more manual work to check that ads are not running alongside content that reflects badly on advertisers.

Wojcicki also revealed that 98 per cent of the videos the platform removes for violent extremism are now flagged by its machine-learning algorithm.

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YouTube says it can take down 70% of extremist content within 8 hours using machine learning.

"We need an approach that does a better job determining which channels and videos should be eligible for advertising", she said.

Wojcicki wants to find a new approach to advertising on the platform.

"This will also help vetted creators see more stability around their revenue".

Wojcicki said machine learning is helping Youtube's human reviewers remove almost five times as many videos than previously and that today, 98 per cent of the videos removed for violent extremism were flagged by machine-learning algorithms. The website said it is drastically increasing the number of people in charge of overseeing content.

The Google-owned company will apply machine learning technology and automated tools in order to discover potentially exploitive content. "But no matter what challenges emerge, our commitment to combat them will be sustained and unwavering", she declared.

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