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YouTube announces policies aimed at restricting extremism

Videos not offensive enough to be removed cannot have advertising nor be recommended or commented on

More than 400 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube every minute, and the company has been unable to police that content in real time. Users flag offensive videos for review, while YouTube's algorithms comb the site for potential problems.


YOUTUBE has struggled for years with videos that promote offensive viewpoints but do not necessarily violate the company's guidelines for removal. Now, it is taking a new approach: Bury them.

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