YouTube, Instagram increase filtering for user content

The visual platforms are changing their policies and beefing up staff to address misuse of their products and to protect their respective brands.

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Some tech platforms are trying to regulate their content and push back against user misuse.

The video hosting juggernaut YouTube has announced it will add staff to increase monitoring to remove distasteful or offensive content from its site.

TechCrunch wrote:

Now that its bottom line is being affected, YouTube says it will begin to take additional steps to protect its advertisers and creators from inappropriate content on its network. In a blog post authored by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on Monday, the company said it will increase its staff to over 10,000 in 2018 to help better moderate video content. The news follows a series of scandals on the video-sharing site related to its lack of policing around content aimed at children, obscene comments on videos of children, horrifying search suggestions, and more.

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