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YouTube’s doing its best to block scum, but laws must change: exec

Neal Mohan says the platform needs new rules to banish Nazis and other loons, but it's 'complicated'

AFP

The video-sharing platform YouTube is striving to block those who would use it to promote racism, hate speech, violence and disinformation, its No 2 executive has said, as the Google-owned company comes under increasing scrutiny.

“YouTube has now grown to a big city. More bad actors have come into play. And just like in any big city, you need a new set of rules and laws and kind of regulatory regime,” chief product officer Neal Mohan said.

Rising public pressure on YouTube and other social media platforms has prodded them to try to limit the negative aspects, lest governments clamp down with more stringent regulation...

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