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Extremism
December 27, 2017

YouTube takes down ‘less than half of the dangerous hate content that gets reported to it’

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Henry Jackson Society

YOUTUBE takes down less than half of the dangerous hate content that gets reported to it, a major study has revealed.

Even when the video sharing giant does act to remove Islamist extremist and far right films, it takes almost two weeks to do it.

The Henry Jackson Society think tank ran a three month long experiment to test the Google-owned site by reporting alarming material it found on it every week.

At the end of the period, moderators had removed just 47 of a total of 107 Islamist extremist postings that glorified terror acts.

For the Islamist hate videos they did bother to act on, it took them an average of 11 and a half days to take them down.

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