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Major brands including Verizon and Walmart pulled their ads after they were found to be appearing next to videos promoting extremist views or hate speech
TextAlphabet stock slid for the third time in four days as investors continued to worry about how serious the damage from the YouTube problems will be. At least one analyst downgraded Alphabet stock earlier this week after reports of big brand advertisers pulling away from YouTube and Google Display Network because their ads were being placed with offensive videos, particularly content that promotes hate or terrorism.
TextAccording to Schmidt, it is possible for computers to solve the issue of dealing with extremist videos as well as fake news.
“My own view on most of this sort of extremist things as well as fake news in general is that it’s essentially a ranking problem. We’re very good at detecting what’s the most relevant and what’s the least relevant. It should be possible for computers to detect malicious, misleading and incorrect information and essentially have you not see it.”
Though Schmidt does not see this as censorship, saying, “We’re not arguing for censorship, we’re arguing just take it off the page, put it somewhere else.”
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
They must be sick of all those SJW Cringe videos.
I'm surprised Google hasn't already been banning them.
Perhaps here we have a ploy, an orchestrated pretext to...
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: RayTheWizardLiotta
Is it me or is the irony of this and those who are so adamantly AGAINST the Corporations (ie the 1%) mind boggling?
Don't get me wrong, the Corporations have a right to do what they are doing, but as a consumer? I want to know which ones are doing it, so I can NEVER buy one of their product EVER!
When Corporations become PC? I am done with them and their products!
originally posted by: glend
Google won out from altavista because it was perceived as open and free from advertisements and censorship. So google knows it has to walk the razor edge carefully or it too will be ousted.
originally posted by: paraphi
Well, the business model for for Google et al is based on advertising. If Google and YouTube are incapable of acting to satisfy their customers by controlling the (frankly) disgraceful levels of violent content which just so happens to impact advertisers, then that's their commercial loss.
originally posted by: MacK80
Yes, because Google needs their ad space.
Wait no, they don't...
Google is on the ball trying to provide smaller local services, but naturally because Verizon and Wal-Mart hates them, the boycott cabal is on board for some reason constantly with Google.
Google is like the air company to the consumer market. You can't boycott Google. Google could run off donations, the fact it makes billions of dollars is actually irrelevant.
Even if you did, you don't think an equivalent search engine would replace them? In your mind, supporting Wal-Mart is what drives this? I don't get the analogy. Boycott wal-mart. What idiot doesn't know about Wal-mart.com? People that shop online know to avoid walmart, and go directly TO walmart.com when needing to use it anyway, without the aide of Google.
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: RayTheWizardLiotta
You were right, very truthful video. I had no idea they were taking this censorship so far.
Time for a real YouTube competitor... FreedomTube