Mar 7, 2018

YouTube attacked over Neo-Nazi National Action video

YouTube has been accused of being either incompetent or irresponsible in its handling of a video promoting a British far-right organisation. "We do not want National Action content on YouTube and we're getting faster at removing violent extremist content by hiring more people and investing in machine learning technology," said a spokesman. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee in December, when all three were accused of failing to censor National Action propaganda among other illegal hate speech material. In a letter to the company, Ms Cooper wrote that she had flagged a video filmed in 2016 at a National Action demonstration in Darlington "At least seven times" with YouTube over the past year. YouTube has previously said its systems can detect nearly 70% of violent extremist content within eight hours of upload, and nearly 50% within two hours.

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