YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits

Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. Now, when a potential ISIS recruit searches for known extremist content using a predefined set of keywords, they’ll instead be redirected to videos that deconstruct and confront the terrorist group. The project is called the Redirect Method.

Sounds great on paper.

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  • Oh, whatever …

  • Shebel

    That otta fool them..

  • Editor

    Yeah. Because I always stay, read, pay close attention and rethink my world view and most profound convictions when a web page redirects me to the exact opposite of what I searched for in the first place. I never just back out cursing the redirect.

    How can the left remain in such a state of denial, attack after attack after attack . . .

    • Shebel

      Haha– It is so silly that it actually comical.

      Maddening as it is.

  • Brett_McS

    Jihad is bad, m’kay?

  • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

    Well, I feel safer already.

  • Bla Bla

    And it will be used against conservatives – or – anyone to the right of Stalin and Mao.