Last Monday, YouTube revealed that in the last few months, Google has quietly been removing “extremist” videos that do not depict hate or violence from the platform.

The major policy shift is said to have been prompted by pressure from governments and human rights groups which say that the propaganda being spread by the said videos are radicalizing viewers and may have contributed to recent terror attacks.

YouTube says that the new policy will not affect news or educational videos about terrorism. However, experts note that terrorists may attempt to overlay extremist commentary on such videos to get around censorship.

Source: Reuters

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