YouTube Lets Users Flag Terror Related Videos



In an effort to scrub the video site of clips that promote terrorism or extremism, YouTube has announced that it will allow its users to flag propaganda videos for removal.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, the move is a long time in coming. Sen. Joe Lieberman (Independent-Conn.), has been lobbying YouTube to remove such videos for years. He told the LA Times that YouTube’s move is “good first step” toward curtailing an effective terror recruitment tool, though lawmakers would prefer for the videos to be prescreened before they’re ever even posted.

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