Google to appoint staff of 10,000 to weed out extremist content on YouTube

Google plans to increase to 10,000 the number of its staffers tasked with tracking down extremist content on YouTube.

“We will continue the growth of our teams, with the goal of bringing the total number of people across Google working to address content that might violate our policies to over 10,000 in 2018,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told Britain’s Daily Telegraph in an interview.

Wojcicki said that “bad actors” had used the video-sharing site to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm” others.

The announcement comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May put heavy pressure on the social media companies to remove radical content after a series of deadly terror-related attacks this year in the U.K.

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  • simus1

    Sounds like they have signed on to do the first stage recruiting for ex Emperor Barry’s Red Fascist Peoples Militia.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Because it’s 1984.

    • Watchman

      It’s 2017: report to Room 101 for re-education about how to know the right year, how to love Big Brother, and how to hate Emmanuel Goldstein.

  • Martin B

    And all 10,000 will be Mohammedans or SJWs.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Eventually we will be forced to build our own institutions.

  • Editor

    Now Ms Wojcicki, define “extremist content”, categorize “bad actors” and explain how they “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm” others. Then and only then will I listen to anything you have to say.

  • Liberal Progressive

    It is good Google is taking this so seriously.

    I am sure those 10,000 people hired will be very busy weeding out those offensive conservative, Christian, patriotic, pro-USA and pro-Israel videos.

  • WalterBannon

    Google To Appoint Staff Of 10,000 To Enforce Politically Correct “Right” Speak On YouTube

  • ntt1

    Forget Net Neutrality, here is the real danger. A 20 something snowflake determining hate speech. What could go wrong? It is time for a government imposed terms of reference to control these huge companies from shutting down legitimate discussion.
    terms of reference covering what is actual hatred and harassment as it is muslims post videos of decapitation with out censorship yet other videos are dropped because they question muslim ethics.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I doubt 5% of them will be in the US. Slave labor makes the world go round.