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"Because we have seen these positive results, we have begun training machine-learning technology across other challenging content areas, including child safety and hate speech", she added.

The reports led several big brands including Mars and Adidas to pull advertising from the site. Mentioning that they have learned from their past experiences taking down "Extremist" content and applying it to other "Problematic" content. She did not say how many people now monitor YouTube for offensive videos. At the moment, creators need at least 10,000 views to be able to earn ad money, but it sounds like the platform will also expand its team of reviewers to vet channels and videos and "ensure ads are only running where they should".

The chief executive of YouTube has vowed to hire more staff and use cutting-edge machine learning technology to continue its fight against violent and extremist content.

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Susan Wojcicki, the CEO at YouTube said in a blog post on late Monday that the company will be increasing the number of employees working as supervising the contents up to more than 10000 by next year.

In a blog post, Wojcicki said the company was already taking "aggressive action" on comments, and was testing new systems to counter threats that combine human and automated checks.

"Our advances in machine learning let us now take down almost 70 percent of violent extremist content within eight hours of upload and almost half of it in two hours and we continue to accelerate that speed.", said Susan. Some 250 advertisers earlier this year also said they would boycott YouTube because of extremist videos that promoted hate and violence.

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"Human reviewers remain essential to both removing content and training machine learning systems because human judgement is critical to making contextualised decisions on content", she said.

"We will be talking to creators over the next few weeks to hone this new approach", YouTube CEO said.

Google is Doing Something about the latest scandal it finds itself in (YouTube/comments/paedophiles), revealing a plan to boost its video content moderation team to as many as 10,000 people.

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The technology has reviewed and flagged content that would have taken 180,000 people working 40 hours a week to assess, according to Wojcicki.

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