Not possible to filter terror-related videos on YouTube: Google

Internet search giant Google has said that its video-sharing website YouTube is flooded with terror-related content and that staff cannot filter all of it.

Updated: Jan 29, 2015, 17:49 PM IST
Not possible to filter terror-related videos on YouTube: Google

Washington: Internet search giant Google has said that its video-sharing website YouTube is flooded with terror-related content and that staff cannot filter all of it.

The overflowing content on the site is slowing down the task to stop terrorists from uploading propaganda and hostage videos.

According to Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding, about 300 hours of video material is being uploaded to YouTube every minute, making it virtually impossible for the company to filter all images.

Citing an example to explain the difficulty of the task, she said that “to pre-screen those videos before they are uploaded would be like screening a phone call before it's made.”

In view of the trouble faced by YouTube in keeping a check on such videos, the European Union's counter-terror chief, Gilles De Kerchove, said it is time to help companies to contain the security risk by having experts from member states flagging terror-related content.

(With ANI inputs)