YouTube overwhelmed with terror-related content

Screen capture from an alleged Islamic State video showing a father (C) stoning his own shrouded daughter (L) to death for adultery, October 21, 2014. (screen capture: YouTube/hasrr1)

BRUSSELS — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos.

Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding said that about 300 hours of video material is being uploaded to YouTube every minute, making it virtually impossible for the company to filter all images.

Harding spoke at a European Parliament meeting of the ALDE liberal group on a counter-terrorism action plan.

She said that “to pre-screen those videos before they are uploaded would be like screening a phone call before it’s made”…