Google CEO Sundar Pichai confessed in an interview on Sunday that when it concerns controling damaging material, YouTube is not maintaining.
Axios press reporter Ina Fried asked Pichai about his take on YouTube’s battles with damaging material, particularly describing the case of a 14- years of age woman whose YouTube channel consisted mainly of anti-Muslim, antisemitic, and homophobic tirades
“I do not understand all the information of this particular video, however in basic none people desire damaging material on our platforms,” responded Pichai on the most recent episode of “Axios on HBO.”
Although the video was aired on Sunday, it was recorded prior to another story emerged about YouTube’s policies on abuse and harassment– particularly YouTube’s method to Steven Crowder, a conservative YouTuber whose constant homophobic mockery of Vox reporter Carlos Maza was pressed into the spotlight.
Pichai stated Google is taking the very same method to YouTube as it does to Google search by attempting to proactively rank material by quality in an effort to prevent “borderline material.”
“It’s a tough computer technology issue, it’s likewise a tough social issue since we require much better structures around what is hate speech, what’s not, and how do we as a business make those choices at scale and get it right,” he stated.
“We aren’t rather where we wish to be,” Pichai confessed.
In the middle of the outcry that came from its handling of Crowder, YouTube recently revealed it was upgrading its policies to punish extremist videos
You can view Axios’ interview here: