Google Gives 10000 People the Worst Job in the World

Google Gives 10000 People the Worst Job in the World

Google Gives 10000 People the Worst Job in the World

YouTube will boast more than 10,000 staff whose job is to track down extremist, violent and predatory content on the site, Google has announced.

"Some bad actors are exploiting our openness to mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm", Wojcicki said, adding that YouTube's trust and safety teams have reviewed almost 2 million videos for violent extremist content over the past six months.

Apart from expanding the current strength, the company plans to take punitive measures about inappropriate comments by introducing new comment management tools and blocking mechanisms.

"We will continue the significant growth of our teams into next year, with the goal of bringing the total number of people across Google working to address content that might violate our policies to over 10,000 in 2018". By training those algorithms to do the same for other types of videos, such as those questionable uploads that targeted children, the platform will be able to take them down a lot faster than it now can.

Finally, while YouTube already works closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Independent Women's Forum (IWF), it plans to expand its partner network of academics, industry groups, and subject matter experts next year.

The platform recently lost advertisers after ads appeared next to videos with inappropriate content involving children.

"We want advertisers to have peace of mind that their ads are running alongside content that reflects their brand's values", she said. Since June, Wojcicki says, YouTube's teams have manually reviewed almost 2 million videos for violent extremist content - with more than 150,000 videos ultimately being taken down during this time. "We've heard loud and clear from creators that we have to be more accurate when it comes to reviewing content, so we don't demonetize videos by mistake". Wojcicki said human reviewers are still necessary in the company's attempt to fix its child exploitation problem.

The technology has reviewed and flagged content that would have taken 180,000 people working 40 hours a week to assess, according to Wojcicki.

Susan Wojcicki, chief executive of YouTube, noted how the video site can be used for good but also has a dark side, allowing bad people spread harassment, harm and hate.

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