Mar 13, 2018

YouTube blames National Action failure on human reviewers

Google has blamed human error for a failure to remove four propaganda videos posted to YouTube by the banned UK Neo-Nazi group National Action. Yvette Cooper noted that the MPs had reported the same 2016 National Action speech in Darlington eight times to YouTube over the past 12 months, after spotting that it had been reposted and not removed. Videos featuring National Action supporters would now be sent to specialist reviewers trained to recognise the group's slogans. The training for general human reviewers would be improved. Software used to flag National Action videos would be fine-tuned to make it able to spot shorter clips than it had before.

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