YouTube Gives Users Ability To Flag Content That Promotes Terrorism

Youtube screenshot of  ‘terrorism flag’

Craig Kanalley
Huffington Post

In response to concerns it’s become a means of radical promotion, YouTube has now added an option for flagging content that is terrorist in nature.

When you flag a video as inappropriate, “promotes terrorism” now appears as an option under the “violent or repulsive content” category on the Google-owned website.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) called the new terrorism flag a “good first step toward scrubbing mainstream Internet sites of terrorist propaganda.”

Lieberman first voiced concerns about radical Islamic videos on YouTube in May 2008, according to a YouTube blog post.

The site opted to make no changes at the time but encouraged users to use the flagging feature. Now “promotes terrorism” is a flag option.

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