YouTube introduces new rules against harassment and threats

Google announces today the introduction of new standards aimed at YouTube, a platform with a global reach and able to attract even a very young audience to itself. For this reason, more effective rules were needed in counter harassment and threats.

YouTube's struggle for harassment and threats

The objective of the new impositions is to prohibit not only those of an explicit nature (as already happens), but also those veiled or implicit. Zero tolerance for contents comparable to a insult based on personal and sensitive characteristics such as origin, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. For channels considered to be in violation, exclusion from partnerships is envisaged, which allow the monetization of one's activity or, in the most serious cases, closure.

Focus also on comments: in just one quarter the interventions carried out reached 16 million and a further increase is expected for the future. To this end, YouTube will also leverage the collaboration of the creators, called to report those that are inappropriate or inappropriate.

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These are terms defined thanks to the comparison with the members of the community as well as with experts, organizations that study the phenomenon of cyberbullying, journalists, realities that are fighting to protect the freedom of expression and exponents of the political scenario. More information and details on the news in the official blog post of the platform at the end of the article, signed by Matt Halprin, Vice-president of the Global Head of Trust & Safety team.

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