On June 5, YouTube announced in a blog post that it will remove and prohibit hateful and supremacist content, including that which glorifies Nazis, denies the Holocaust, and promotes one group’s superiority over another. Thus far, YouTube had had a “tough” stance towards videos with supremacist content, but did not explicitly prohibit it. Earlier, to limit the distribution of such videos, the platform limited recommendations, and the ability to share and comment on them. But now, they have updated their hate speech policy “specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status”. The platform will also prohibit content that denies the occurrence of well-documented violent events such as the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the US. It will gradually remove all such content from the platform, and it currently looking at ways to make it available for researchers and NGOs studying hate. Reducing and demonitising borderline content YouTube will also limit the spread of borderline content and harmful misinformation by limiting its recommendation. It piloted this project in January 2019 in US and will now implement it in other countries as well. Thus, videos that claim, for example, that Earth is flat will see lowered distribution. In the same vein, the platform will also bolster authoritative content to tackle misinformation. For instance, if a user watches a borderline video, YouTube's algorithms may include videos…
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