YouTube Has Started Redirecting Searches for Violent Extremism to Anti-Terrorism Videos

Source: Time

Jul 22, 2017

YouTube has started to redirect searches for violent extremism content sometimes used to recruit ISIS members to anti-terrorism videos.

The technique, implemented with Google as part of a four-step initiative to combat online terror, hopes to “provide more resources and more content that can help change minds of people at risk of being radicalized,” the company announced in a blog post Thursday.

The “Redirect Method” essentially works like this: Whenever people search for specific keywords on YouTube, a targeting tool flags the search and instead prompts a playlist of videos “debunking violent extremist recruiting narratives.”

The tool was developed by Google’s technology incubator Jigsaw in partnership with anti-extremist data firm Moonshot CVE over the past several years.

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