YouTube update: Limited features for borderline hate speech videos
Google and YouTube recently announced four ways in which we are fighting terrorist content on our platforms. As part of this, we shared that we’ll be taking a tougher approach to videos that have been reported by users as potential violations of YouTube’s specific policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If during the review process, a video comes close to crossing the line and violating these policies, it may be placed behind a warning message and some features will be disabled such as comments, likes, and suggested videos. This content also won’t be eligible for ads.
What sorts of videos may be affected?
Some borderline videos, such as those containing inflammatory religious or supremacist content without a direct call to violence or a primary purpose of inciting hatred, may not cross these lines for removal. Following user reports, if our review teams determine that a video is borderline under our policies, it may have some features disabled.
What happens next?
* You should receive an email notification if this affects one of your videos
* You can appeal the decision directly from a link in the email or by selecting the “Appeal” link next to the video in Video Manager
* Your channel will not receive a strike
Original announcement: https://www.blog.google/topics/google-europe/four-steps-were-taking-today-fight-online-terror/
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- Aug 27, 2017
- Aug 27, 2017
- youtube isn't pbs, it's just not good anymore, instead of removing hate content, it's still there...Aug 28, 2017
- Aug 28, 2017
- if you upload videos to YouTube, you are agreeing to their policies and to their understanding of their policies. And in this case YouTube is saying the won't remove videos that are borderline cases, and the creator can appeal. That's better than having your account suspended.Aug 29, 2017
- Freedom of speech only applies to governments, not private businesses, the former employee then used company resources to espouse his views, had he not used interoffice communication to blabber his moronic views he'd still have a job. His idiotic opinion should have been posted to his own website or blog, or reddit. Clearly people that try to argue in favor of "free speech" are too dense to understand that actions have consequences, no one stopped him from speaking, as a result, he was terminated. It's called Personal Responsibility. Apparently socialists understand actions better then snowflakes that whine when they aren't allowed to just do whatever they want.Aug 29, 2017
- Aug 29, 2017
- Eu touAug 29, 2017
- I thought your question was rhetorical. Who gets to judge? YouTube does.Aug 29, 2017
- Aug 29, 2017
- support.google.com - Hate speech - YouTube Help I'm sure YouTube has a policy in place, and the appeals won't be against an arbitrary standard You can read the Hate Speech policy here:
There is a fine line between what is and what is not considered to be hate speech. For instance, it is genearlly okay to criticize a nation-state, but if the primary purpose of the content is to incite hatred against a group of people solely based on their ethnicity, or if the content promotes violence based on any of these core attributes, like religion, it violates our policy.
And content on the borderline won't be removed, it will just be behind a warning.Aug 29, 2017
- SalamaAug 29, 2017
- we are very pleased for thisAug 30, 2017
- Eu touAug 30, 2017
- Sep 9, 2017
- If a rival YouTube channel wants to cause issues for their competition could they not report a channel for borderline hate speech conduct? Could not a campaign be organized to take down a rival channel via multiple bogus reports of borderline hate speech?
If after the reported video is reviewed & determined NOT to have borderline hate speech aspects within it, what would the consequences be for the people/persons who falsely reported the video content?Sep 11, 2017
- Peggy K+1when a video is flagged by users, YouTube reviews it before taking any action. And, if they do get it wrong the first time, you can appeal. I don't know what might happen if an account repeatedly inaccurately flags videos.Sep 11, 2017
- YouTube your making this website like it's for a 2 year old kid I bet I saw more of what you call extreme things when I was 1 years of age. Pliz don't be like hey we are here to make everything non fucking creative there is a reason why YouTube is like this it's because your making everyone have less and less things to do I mean like I don't whant to help a website that only supports a bunch of pussys that's just fucked up and pliz don't listen to the news about you they are only trying to make you grow less and and less because you listen to them you little piece of poo. Just asking if someone was bullying let's say a child and you where there with the bully you wold agree to everything the bully says just to keep yourself popular that's what I feel like atleast.Sep 16, 2017
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