Friday, January 30, 2015
YouTube gets more pressure in Europe to prescreen videos, which is like prescreening phone calls (except in one respect)
Alyssa Newcomb has a disturbing AP report on ABCNews today about YouTube, “The tremendous job of policy content”, link here. About 300 videos are uploaded a minute worldwide. The company depends mostly on users flagging content as inappropriate. But the company can respond to marked content 24x7.
Screening every video would be like screening every phone call, with the difference that phonecalls are not broadcast, but most videos are public, listed and searchable.