During the summer of 2017, YouTube launched several initiatives relating to terrorist content on its platform, including the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)––a partnership with other tech companies aimed at combating extremist content online.
On Monday, April 23, 2018––a day before G7 security ministers pressed tech companies to do more to combat the spread of extremism online&nd
Google has touted its Redirect Method Pilot Program, which aims to steer individuals searching for ISIS-related content on YouTube toward counter-narrative materials, as an effective way to combat its platform’s problem with online radicalization.&n
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.
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.
Despite Google’s stated commitment to removing extremist videos, and ISIS propaganda, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) continues to identify violent extremist content on Google’s video sharing platform, YouTube.