Google Gives 10000 People the Worst Job in the World

Google Gives 10000 People the Worst Job in the World

YouTube says it's hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies.

Susan Wojcicki, the CEO at YouTube said in a blog post on late Monday that the company will be increasing the number of employees working as supervising the contents up to more than 10000 by next year.

"We are also taking aggressive action on comments, launching new comment moderation tools and in some cases shutting down comments altogether", Wojcicki said.

In November, confectionary maker Mondelez (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Lidl, Mars and other consumer goods producers joined the boycott after The Times newspaper found YouTube was showing clips of scantily clad children in conjunction with the ads major brands.

"Our advances in machine learning let us now take down almost 70 percent of violent extremist content within eight hours of upload and almost half of it in two hours and we continue to accelerate that speed", Wojcicki noted.

Finally, YouTube promises to be a lot more transparent.

In a separate post on YouTube Creator Blog, Wojcicki also warned about a growing number of "bad actors" who share extremist content and disseminate videos "that masquerade as family-friendly content but are not".

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The Alphabet-owned company have taken this step after advocacy groups, advertisers, and regulators have raised concerns about the company's policies to block inappropriate videos and comments.

Since June, according to Wojcicki, YouTube's content moderation staff has manually reviewed almost two million videos for violent extremist content, and as a result, has removed a total of 150,000 videos.

Wojcicki said 180,000 people would have had to work 40 weeks to assess the same amount of content.

In order to combat this issue, the video hosting intends to "apply stricter criteria and conduct more manual curation" while simultaneously boosting its team of human reviewers "to ensure ads are only running where they should".

"We believe this requires a new approach to advertising on YouTube, carefully considering which channels and videos are eligible for advertising".

Wojcicki said that in addition to an increase in human moderators, YouTube is continuing to develop advanced machine-learning technology to automatically flag problematic content for removal.