Mayor of London sneers at YouTube for course videos
The London mayor Sadiq Khan has video site YouTube criticized, because various videos of gangs who call for violence are not removed.
Four videos are, according to the mayor, a total of hundreds of thousands of views, reports The Guardian on Monday.
In the movies would a large knife be whisked while being threatened with violence against other gangs. YouTube would have decided that the content of the videos is not in conflict with the terms and conditions of use of the site.
“Google, YouTube and other platforms have a responsibility to the millions of young people every day on their sites,” says Khan. “It is essential that they their terms and conditions to tighten, immediately occur if there is a violation, and work with partners to ensure that such terrible videos do not re-emerge. Lives may depend.”
The mayor calls the videos “a shocking example of the glorification of gangcultuur”. Safer London, an organisation that violence by gangs trying to avoid, calls the videos “very dangerous”.
A spokesperson from YouTube said that videos of violence by encouraging prohibited. The spokesman does not specifically address the reasons that the London course-videos are not deleted.
More recently, Google have announced that YouTube will take videos which is not desirable, but it is not in conflict with the terms and conditions of the site. This can be, for example, advertisements are disabled, so that the creators there is no more money to be earned. Also the videos are harder to find.