Google has come under pressure recently after criticisms that the search engine giant isn’t doing enough to eliminate hate speech or other similar contents from YouTube. As a result, Google is updating its hate speech policies to keep extreme contents away from its video sharing platform.
The latest news comes after Google announced its updated policy regarding videos hosted on the platform. In the official post, the company said that it won’t allow videos which are “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.”
Shortly afterwards, YouTube clarified that this new policies include contents which promotes white supremacy ideologies. Moreover, from now on, YouTube will remove contents which deny well documented events from past. In the blog post, the company said that channels which violate these policies will be suspended from the YouTube partner program which is essential to run ads on a channel.