Artificial intelligence moderating YouTube, Twitter as coronavirus empties offices

  • Artificial intelligence moderating YouTube, Twitter as coronavirus empties offices

Artificial intelligence moderating YouTube, Twitter as coronavirus empties offices

Either way, don't be surprised to hear many more stories of bad content moderation decisions not just on YouTube but elsewhere in the coming weeks.

The Alphabet's CEO's blog post explained the seriousness of Google in tackling misinformation, misconception and myths related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

YouTube said it won't issue a strike - which could lead to a ban - except in the content actually violates the platform's policy.

Hopefully, the coronavirus situation will slowly fade away, and things will go back to normal with YouTube, among others.

Facebook also said the decision to rely more on automated tools, which learn to identify offensive material by analyzing digital clues for aspects common to previous takedowns, has limitations.

Facebook has noted that for this week, it would be working with contract vendors to provide all content reviewers work from home indefinitely. Some unreviewed content may not be available in search, on the homepage or in recommendations, either. "We appreciate everyone's patience as we take these steps during this challenging time", said YouTube.

As a result, it said it would not permanently ban any accounts based exclusively on automated systems. "This means automated systems will start removing some content without human review, so we can continue to act quickly to remove violative content and protect our ecosystem, while we have workplace protections in place". "We'll also be more cautious about what content gets promoted, including livestreams", the company added.

Yesterday, we reported that YouTube has shut down all its offices and so has Google.

After creators slammed the policy because they felt it was unfair that they weren't allowed to earn revenue when talking about one of the world's biggest news stories, YouTube updated its policies around coronavirus monetization and said that it would pick and choose the creators that are allowed to monetize.

YouTube additionally warned other areas of its business could also be affected going forward, including YouTube user and creator support and reviews, applications for the YouTube Partner Program and even responses on social media channels.

It comes at a time when the tech giants are being asked to ramp up their removal of coronavirus misinformation on their platforms. However, with the virus spreading widely, the system will be supported by the machine learning.

MPs expressed concern that false narratives about coronavirus could undermine efforts to deal with the crisis.