Google will enlist 10000 employees to moderate YouTube videos


The efforts to ramp up the number of human moderators comes as major tech giants also attempt to develop means to automatically target inappropriate content - with YouTube saying 98% of videos they remove for violent extremism are flagged by a "machine-learning algorithm".

Over the last two weeks, YouTube has removed hundreds of thousands of videos involving children in potentially exploitive situations, including duct-taped into a wall, forced into a washing machine, and other more serious scenarios.

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.

"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", Wojcicki was quoted as saying. Adidas has said the situation is "completely unacceptable" while Mars, along with other companies, has pulled advertising until safeguards are in place.

The video streaming company built an automated software to determine videos with extremist content.

(NASDAQ:GOOGL), plans to dedicate more people to help weed out extremist content from the video sharing website.

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

"We believe this requires a new approach to advertising on YouTube, carefully considering which channels and videos are eligible for advertising".

Wojcicki said that while Youtube was a "force for creativity, learning and access to information" she had also "seen up-close that there can be another, more troubling, side of Youtube's openness".

She added: "We're also taking actions to protect advertisers and creators from inappropriate content".

This is helping to train the company's machine learning technology to identify similar videos, which is enabling staff to remove almost five times as many videos as they were previously, she said. "But no matter what challenges emerge, our commitment to combat them will be sustained and unwavering", she declared.