The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)––a partnership of tech companies led by Facebook, Google, and Twitter––has been praised for its alleged progress in combating extremism online.
On April 26, 2017, a YouTube user uploaded a fan-made video glorifying ISIS suicide bombers.
The Internet Archive, a San Francisco based non-profit organization with a zealous commitment to preserving the Internet and everything on it, has a serious ongoing problem with extremist content.
YouTube’s recent decision to again boost the requirement for videos that can be paired with paid advertising demonstrates the company’s ongoing challenge of monitoring and removing problematic content, including extremist and terrorist material.
One of ISIS’s most notorious bomb-making videos is frequently and continually uploaded to Google web platforms, and there is little indication that the company is taking the appropriate steps to prevent these reuploads.