Google says that its video-sharing website YouTube is overloaded to the point where the staff is finding it difficult to filter terror related content. Also Read - Jio-Google partnership: JioPhone Next to new 5G collaboration, here are 5 key takeaways
The overflowing content on the site is slowing down the task to stop terrorists from uploading propaganda and hostage videos. Also Read - YouTube livestream, Live translation support likely to be added to Google Meet for online classes
According to CBS News, Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding said that about 300 hours of video material is being uploaded to YouTube every minute, making it virtually impossible for the company to filter all images. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed
Citing an example to explain the difficulty of the task, she said that “to pre-screen those videos before they are uploaded would be like screening a phone call before it’s made.”
In view of the trouble faced by YouTube in keeping a check on such videos, the European Union’s counter-terror chief, Gilles De Kerchove, said that the company needed help with the job to contain the security risk by having experts from member states flagging terror-related content.