YouTube Hires 10,000 Staff To Weed Out 'Extremist' Content

Google has announced the latest escalation in its battle to censor “extremist” content on its platforms, a covert campaign to censor conservative voices.

The company plans to hire 10,000 staffers whose sole jobs will be tracking down extremist content that might violate Youtube’s terms of service, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

Wojcicki said that "bad actors" had used the video-sharing site to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm" others.

Per the Hill, the announcement comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May pressured social media companies to remove radical content after a series of deadly terror-related attacks this year in the United Kingdom.

"The tech companies have made significant progress on this issue, but we need to go further and faster to reduce the time it takes to reduce terrorist content online," May said in a speech to the United Nations in October, according to reports.

But anybody hired to scour Google’s platforms for extremist content and posts planted by Russian bots shouldn’t count on being in the job for long. Google is presently developing an algorithm to automate most of the job.

Wojcicki said they have developed a "computer-learning" technology that helps them to quickly identify and then remove radical content on a site that has hundreds of minutes of video uploaded each minute, according to the report.


The technology can be used to weed out other inappropriate videos, including ones that contain inappropriate or exploitive content involving children, which YouTube has also been trying to weed out.


YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have all faced calls to increase their oversight on possible extremist content.

Back in August, YouTube announced it would be taking steps to censor content they found to be "controversial" even if it didn't break any laws or violate the site's user agreement. And while the message vowed to be part of an effort to "fight terror content online," the move was met wth widespread skepticism among YouTuber's as nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to censor conservative speech.



YouTube’s “punishment” for users who express purportedly controversial conservative views is to economically punish the content creator by “demonetizing” their content by labeling it “not suitable for all advertisers.” The site even censored former Congressman Ron Paul when he spoke out about the Trump administration's plans to increase the troop levels in Afghanistan, a decision that had been celebrated as "presidential" by both the left and the right.


PT Troy Ounce Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:19 Permalink

Ten thousand?  Hired on a whim?  Just like that?  Who is paying for that ten thousand?  Will we notice it in their income statements?  Coming to think of it, who paid for all that Google-Mapping stuff?Really?  They can afford 10 000 for propaganda but they can't afford 10 000 for anything decent???Or is that why certain charities were giving laptops to third world countries a few years ago?"Just, every time you see 'Trump', hit Delete.  And every time you see 'Hillary', hit 'Like'.  What?  Oh, forget it.  Every time you see 'T' ..."

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jcaz PT Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:40 Permalink

10,000 hires, huh?  Those are gonna be quality hires, no doubt.  Always fun to watch a company spend money to blow up its own biz.......Should be even more fun to watch Google define what is offensive or misleading-  prolly follow the same book that the Nazis did when they hired guys to run the gas chambers- gotta be an awesome flow chart.......

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GUS100CORRINA MozartIII Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:47 Permalink

YouTube Hires 10,000 Staff To Weed Out 'Extremist' ContentMy response: We need to define what is meant by the word 'Extremist'!!! For example, is an extremist your neighbor who is a moral person who believes in the sanctity of life?DEEP STATE is pulling out all the stops. This YT process has been going on for awhile now and looks to be ramping up. I wonder if this will apply to gmail as well?My only concern: WORLDVIEW of those making decisions are slanted toward MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL worldview under DEMONIC control. The GOOLAG has demonstrated that it is not a MORAL organization concerned with the honest application of FAIRNESS and JUSTICE.We live in a BRAVE NEW WORLD. Welcome to 1984!!!

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house biscuit GUS100CORRINA Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:36 Permalink

A few questions, entity GUSThe words not in bold & not followed by exclamations- are we supposed to read those too?Can you show the algebra behind the derivation of marixist = progressive = liberal?Demons & their control- is it direct, you know, with the hooves, etc. Or just proxy, by possession?Does Langley let you post from home in the early AM? Or do you have to sit at your cubicle?

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PT duo Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:40 Permalink

New "Work For The Dole" scheme.  "Delete all that libertarian crap or no SNAP cards for you!!!"When everyone is poor, it is those who are a little less poor or a little more confident that are being paid to spy on the rest.  Either that or they are the cannibals.

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Ex-Oligarch duo Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:56 Permalink

$150K per year?  In this economy?  Who are you kidding?They can staff it up with part time post-collegiate liberal arts SJWs working from mom's basement for minimum wage.And think of the internship possibilities. "I interned at Google/Youtube" will dress up some inexperienced kid's resume. 

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house biscuit S Spade Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:19 Permalink

While I have neither the time nor interest to keep firm track of lesser ZH entities like yourslf & WTFRLY, I find one thing intetrestingThat for a relatively new article/comment, your post almost immediately attracts a number of downvotes- basically for contravening WTFRLY's "Joo post"Which suggests to me a small cadre of spook provacateurs encamped here to blackwash this site with 'anti-Joo' noise. Controlled opposition.

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Mementoil Skateboarder Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:00 Permalink

This is a great opportunity for someone to pick up the gauntlet and set up a new video sharing website, which promotes freedom of speech.The Youtubers which are already getting demonetized will have no problem emigrating to the new platform, since they have nothing to lose, and the freedom loving public will follow suit. Lets teach those tech giants a lesson in the wonders of competition in a free market. 

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Conscious Reviver ukipboy Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:17 Permalink

"British PM Theresa May Pedophile Ring Cover-up ExposedBritish Prime Minister Theresa May’s connections to a serial killer and an Elite pedophile ring have been revealed after a sloppy cover-up has backfired. The PM has caused a lot of controversies in relation to pedophilia during her career, most notably, as her time as Home Secretary, she pushed for a change in legislation that would give more leniency to sex offenders. She backed a claim that pedophiles should be allowed to adopt children because it was “unfair” to stop them and a “breach of their human rights”. One of the arguments for the change in the law was that although pedophile crimes were on the rise, the number of pedophiles that also murder children was “still quite low”.Now, it appears, that May, or her people, have been covering up her family history, by removing any mention of her father from the internet…….Read More"…

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Bay of Pigs Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:32 Permalink

Interesting how YouTube can describe content as “offensive” and “radical”, yet not provide any reasonable explanation as to what exacty wtf that is.

Almost like they have a political agenda? s/