The Anti-Defamation League welcomes progress announced by Google and YouTube in blocking and removing extremist content on YouTube.

“The fight against terrorist use of online resources and cyberhate has become one of the most daunting challenges in modern history,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL’s CEO.

“Google has been a leader in this area from the beginning. The reality is extremists and terrorists continue to migrate to and exploit various other social media platforms. We hope that those platforms can learn from and emulate what YouTube is doing to proactively identify and remove extremist content.” he says in a statement.

Google recently began utilizing machine learning technology to remove over 75 percent of extremist and violent videos posted on YouTube in the last month.

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