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Google Hiring 10K Reviewers to clean up YouTube

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(CNN) - Youtube is trying to clean up its act. In a blog post late Monday, CEO Susan Wojcicki said YouTube will increase the number of people working to oversee content to more than 10,000 next year.

Google-owned YouTube has had a rough patch in late 2017 with advertisers pulling out.

Last month, it was forced to adopt additional screening measures on 'YouTube Kids' after reports showed many of the videos there contained profanity and violence.

It's CEO says trust and safety teams have already reviewed nearly 2,000,000 videos for violent extremist content over the past six months.

"Human reviewers remain essential to both removing content and training machine learning systems because human judgment is critical to making contextualized decisions on content. Since June, our trust and safety teams have manually reviewed nearly 2 million videos for violent extremist content, helping train our machine-learning technology to identify similar videos in the future.

We are also taking aggressive action on comments, launching new comment moderation tools and in some cases shutting down comments altogether. In the last few weeks we’ve used machine learning to help human reviewers find and terminate hundreds of accounts and shut down hundreds of thousands of comments. Our teams also work closely with NCMEC, the IWF, and other child safety organizations around the world to report predatory behavior and accounts to the correct law enforcement agencies." - CEO Susan Wojcicki

YouTube receives 400 hours of new videos per minute. 

To read the complete blog post click this link

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