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YouTube has been accused of being incompetent or irresponsible in his handling of a promotion video of a British far-right organisation.
The video presents the speech of the banned Neo-Nazi group National Action.
The chairman of the home Affairs Committee, Yvette Cooper MP, said that YouTube had repeatedly promised to block, only to reappear on the platform.
YouTube owner, Google, said it was tackling the problem.
“We don’t want the National Action content on YouTube, and while we recognize our systems have not functioned at 100%, in this case, we are more and more to removing violent extremist content by investing in machine learning technology and hiring more people,” said a spokesman.
“We apologize for this error and are committed to playing our part and be part of the solution.”
YouTube, Facebook and Twitter appeared before the home Affairs select Committee in the month of December, when all three have been accused of not censoring a National Action’s propaganda among the other illegal hate material.Seven complaints
In a letter to the company, Ms Cooper wrote that he had reported a video shot in 2016 to a National Action demonstration in Darlington “at least seven times” with YouTube last year.
She said that she had shown the movie on YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki, as well as alert the European public affairs chief, Peter Barron, and general counsel Kent Walker to the problem.
Despite individual instances of the clip that is blocked as a result, Ms Cooper said at the time of writing that he was still able to find copies on four separate channels.
In addition, she has written, the “next” section three of the clips contained another white supremacist video that was automatically played for the viewer.
“YouTube continued failure to deal with the same illegal extremist video is a complete disgrace – and shows a shocking lack of effort they put in the most basic of their social and legal responsibility,” mrs. Cooper later said.
“If this is a copyright issue that would take down immediately and automatically, and it would be to invest in technology.
“We have raised repeatedly at the highest level, so that their leaders can’t pretend not to know how serious is this.
“If they are too arrogant to act on illegal material when they are warned repeatedly, it is time to bring in a system of fines as the committee recommended last year.”
The last four examples presented by Ms Cooper has now been blocked.
The BBC has been able to find another video with similar content, which had been online since the month of January, which has been removed.
“I managed to see just before it was taken down and even if you don’t think that was 100% identical, we are quite sure that it was the same voiceover with different images,” said George Perry, a press officer for the select committee.
The letter comes a week after the European Commission has recommended that YouTube and other social network be necessary to remove terrorist content within an hour of being posted on their sites.
YouTube has already said that its systems can detect about 70% of violent extremist content within eight hours of charging, and almost 50% in the space of two hours.