NEW YORK (AP) – YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies.
YouTube executive director Susan Wojcicki said that "some bad actors are exploiting" the Google-owned service to "cheat, manipulate, harass" or even harm. "
Google will have more than 10,000 workers to solve the problem for next year, although its publication on Monday's blog does not say how many the company has, spokeswoman Michelle Slavich said on Tuesday that some have already been hired, and the team will be a combination of employees and contractors.
Wojcicki said that the company will apply the lessons learned from the fight against violent and extremist videos to other "problematic" videos, YouTube will expand the use of "machine learning" technology, a new form of artificial intelligence, to mark videos or comments that show hatred or harm to children.He has already been using technology to help eliminate violent extremist videos.
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According to reports, several advertisers have taken out YouTube ads in recent weeks as a result of stories about vide They show children harm, hate speech and other issues that they do not want their ads to follow. Some 250 advertisers earlier this year also said they would boycott YouTube because of extremist videos that promoted hatred and violence. YouTube said Monday that it is also taking steps to reassure advertisers that their ads will not show next to gross videos.
There have been reports of spooky videos directed at children and pedophiles who published comments on children's videos in recent weeks. There was also a conspiracy theory video that appeared on a YouTube search a day after the October shooting in Las Vegas that killed dozens.
Google is not the only technology company that is improving human content reviews to help control its platform after criticism Facebook said in May that it would hire 3,000 more people to review videos and publications and then another 1,000 to check ads after discovering Russian ads intended to influence the US presidential election.