Google pledges to help fight off terrorism

Google announced it will join Facebook in tackling terror filled content in their own platforms. Google, which owns online video platform YouTube, will work with authorities and civil groups to address violent extremism posts online. YouTube will be implementing even stricter policies on videos being uploaded on the platform, hoping to ID videos that spread violence and terror. The search engine giant will also work with Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft to establish a forum to share and develop technology that will help them tackle terrorism problems and abuse online.

Social media platforms have faced increased pressure from law makers to help reduce influenced of extremism and terrorism online.

To know more, read Google Blog’s Four steps we’re taking today to fight terrorism online

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