The U.S. IT giant, Google, will increase the number of employees engaged in the detection of extremist content on its video-sharing service YouTube, as well as other materials violating the service’s rules, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said.
In June, Google announced additional measures to counter the spread of extremist data via YouTube.
The company voiced plans to widen the use of technologies to identify extremist- and terrorist-related videos, to attract more experts to its programme of identifying problematic videos, toughening the rules as for the content that did not clearly violate YouTube’s rules and to expand its role in struggle against radical movements.
In San Francisco, The Google engineer who wrote an anti-diversity manifesto that has roiled the company and Silicon Valley has been fired, according to reports.
Recode and Bloomberg both reported Monday night that the yet unnamed author has left the company.
Google declined to confirm the firing.
The essay by the male engineer began to circulate within the company last week. Titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” it suggests the company encourage “ideological” rather than gender diversity and contends that women don’t make up 50% of the company’s tech and leadership positions because of differences in their preferences and abilities, not sexism.