Google's Top Lawyer: Four Ways Google, YouTube Will Help Tackle Extremism

Google launches four steps to tackle online terrorism

To describe it simply, adverts that attempt to lure folks to join the ranks of a terrorist organisation will redirect users to content that debunk terrorist recruiting messages.

Google's general counsel Kent Walker on Sunday outlined four measures the company is taking to identify, remove and prevent terror-related video and content from its online properties. The anti-hate group said the companies "have done little to counter the use of their platforms to spread hateful, false "information", from conspiracy theories accusing various minority groups of plotting against America to websites promoting Holocaust denial and false "facts" about Islam, LGBT people, women, Mexicans and others".

Facebook ramped up its use of artificial intelligence including such things as language understanding and image matching to help identify and to remove content as quickly as possible, said the company in one of its blog posts. Google will also employ engineering resources and technology help to identify the terrorist video content.

He said video analysis models had been used to find and assess more than half the terrorism-related content that Google had removed over the past six months. "And we have developed partnerships with expert groups, counter-extremism agencies, and the other technology companies to help inform and strengthen our efforts", Google added. Google will support these NGOs with operational grants.

"This allows us to benefit from the expertise of specialized organizations working on issues like hate speech, self-harm, and terrorism".

Solar border wall with Mexico
The crowd was excited to hear what the president had to say. "It's a catastrophe if we would have agreed". They said a solar wall may be more practical than a traditional wall. "I thought it was marvelous".

This means the tech giant will, for example, take a tougher position on videos containing supremacist or inflammatory religious content, "even if they do not clearly violate its policies", says Reuters.

Step three will entail making it more hard for videos that may not violate community standards but all the same have content that is supremacist or inflammatory religious in nature. In addition to beefing up its use of technology and hiring more flesh and blood workers, Google said it will take a tougher stance on videos that are not in clear violation of its policies.

Fourth, YouTube will be expanding its role against radicalization, with targeted advertising that will redirect potential Islamic State or ISIS recruits toward anti-terrorism content that will hopefully change their mind in taking up arms.

Google has also previously committed to working with other tech giants such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter to establish and worldwide forum to tackle terrorism online.

And we'll keep working on the problem until we get the balance right.

Related News:

  • Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation  threat

    Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat

    Air sorties over Iraq continued during the temporary stay. "We call on Russian Federation to continue to use these measures". David Goldfein, told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that the de-confliction line "remains open".

    Officer stabbed at Michigan airport

    The FBI is looking into terrorism as a possible motive, but there is no indication that the attack was part of a wider plot. No one else was injured, but the airport was shut down so the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of the facility.
    Philando Castile verdict unjust; what would Tupac say?

    Philando Castile verdict unjust; what would Tupac say?

    Her video went viral, sparking protests both locally and nationally about police use of force, particularly against black men. Jurors received the case Monday afternoon after attorneys for the prosecution and defense finished their closing arguments.
  • Polygamist sect leader arrested near South Dakota-Nebraska border

    Jeffs and 10 others from the sect were charged with fraud and money laundering in a multimillion dollar food stamp fraud scheme . Nine of the people arrested alongside Lyle Jeffs have since accepted plea deals, and one person had his charges dismissed.

    US Navy names sailors killed off Japan

    The Japan Coast Guard says that up to 400 vessels a day pass through this area, without the benefit of designated VTS lanes. Her son, a fire controlman, had been set to leave the ship and join them back in California in less than a month, she said.
    Canadian Man Charged In Stabbing Of Airport Officer

    Canadian Man Charged In Stabbing Of Airport Officer

    It showed three women, their faces concealed by blankets, being led away by Canadian gendarmes and provincial police officers. Flint is about 50 miles northwest of Detroit but Chicago is a major connecting hub for flights in and out of Bishop Airport.
  • Foxconn founder: 'Still a chance' to buy Toshiba chip arm

    Foxconn founder: 'Still a chance' to buy Toshiba chip arm

    White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom said after the visits that Gou met briefly with U.S. The bulk of its operations are in China, where it employs about 1 million people.

    Extreme heat forces flight cancellations in southwestern US

    Death Valley , California , reached 125 Tuesday and Palm Springs hit 121, still a degree lower than the same day past year . Extreme heat made the fight against wildfires burning in the Southwest more hard Wednesday, the Associated Press reports .

    Foiled Brussels attacker's bag had nails & gas bottles

    It happened at around 8.30pm (7.30pm Irish time) in one of the main corridors of Brussels Gare Centrale, or Central Station. Mr Jambon said the security will remain high at Brussels rain facilities, which means there is a serious and likely threat.
  • Qatar, US sign $12B deal on purchase of F-15 jet fighters

    The report by CNN said US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Qatari #Minister Of State for Defense Affairs Dr. The US vessels docked in Hamad Port, south of the capital Doha , on Wednesday, the Qatari defence ministry said.
    Names of jurors in Bill Cosby case are released

    Names of jurors in Bill Cosby case are released

    As for whether any of the accusations against Cosby, made by dozens of other women, ever factored in, the juror said, "Never". Steele asked the judge to "respect the privacy of those that have served on a jury" by not releasing the jurors' names.
    USA  shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

    USA shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

    On June 8, the United States shot down a pro-regime drone after it fired on coalition forces, according to a coalition statement . The UK, another key coalition ally, said it would continue to take part in air operations despite Russia's warning.

Most liked

US Open : No regrets as magic Matsuyama falls short
His round of 66 was over almost 90 minutes before Koepka strolled to the 18th green, with the tournament all but wrapped up. More than worrying about the uncertainty of his career, he was trying to figure a way to close one of these big ones out.

US Ex-Security Chief Concerned By Efforts To Breach Election System
Instead, hackers went after voter registration information. "No doubt they will continue", Priestap said. The Senate committee was hearing from officials at the DHS and the FBI's counterintelligence division.

Brexit: British Prime Minister Promises To Listen Closely
Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the Queen's Speech as a "threadbare legislative programme" from a "Government without a majority". Also missing was ending free school lunches and limiting winter fuel payments to low-income elderly.

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia — FIFA Confederations Cup
Mexico earned a late 2-2 draw with European Champions Portugal on Sunday with dos Santos entering in the second half. There's also the peace of knowing that the team is a better squad overall.

Brokerages Set Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (AEM) PT at $66.50
East Coast Asset Management Limited Liability Company has invested 1.46% in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Sector Perform" rating in Monday, September 19 report.

DHS official: Russian hackers targeted 21 states during election
And state officials must apply tougher cybersecurity safeguards to voting equipment and elections management. Manfra also would not identify which states had information "exfiltrated" from their systems.

Cindy To Make Landfall Overnight; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible
Rain from Cindy continued to spread slowly northward and was working its way into central Alabama on Wednesday morning. Areas west of Interstate 45 will be drier, with periodic showers and storms possible, but no risk of flooding.

RSA Insurance Group (LON:RSA)
It remains to be seen whether optimism or pessimism will rule going in to the next round of quarterly earnings reporting. The stock of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, April 28.

Boston? Phoenix? Duke's Jayson Tatum awaits NBA Draft fate now has the Celtics taking Tatum at No. 3, while ESPN's Chad Ford has him going to the Phoenix Suns at No. 4. However, it doesn't really indicate if the Boston Celtics are drafting him for their roster or for another interested team.

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion in Cash
Whole Foods Market , which has more than 420 stores in more than 40 states in the USA , soared more than 29.1 percent to $42.68. For example, when it comes to buying fresh food, we like to feel, see and touch the fruits and vegetables we're buying.

Bill Cosby sex assault jury adjourns without verdict
The jury in the Bill Cosby trial is putting in a long day's work as it considers sexual assault charges against the comedian. In those interviews, Cosby admitted to sexual contact with Constand and said they had previously had a romantic encounter.

Baseball shooter had list of 6 names
The FBI said its investigation as well as investigations by local authorities into the shooting are ongoing. Hodgkinson also researched directions for driving from Alexandria back to his home of Belleville, Illinois.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) EPS Estimated At $1.58
The transportation company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.04. Finally, Quantitative Investment Management LLC raised its position in Delta Air Lines by 2.5% in the first quarter.

Are Analysts Bearish Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE:NRP) After Last Week?
The stock of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) earned "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, October 13. Gsa Capital Prtn Llp owns 0.32% invested in Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) for 236,450 shares.

Senate health-care plan would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
Thune said the bill was not yet finalized, saying: "We're trying to get definitive determinations" on a range of issues. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is scheduled to present the draft bill to Republican senators on Thursday.