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YouTube announces tougher regulations

YouTube plans to implement tougher requirements for video publishers.

The video-sharing firm, which is among the world's best-known brands, has revealed how it intends to tighten regulations on those people who want to make money from its platform.

The Google-owned company said it will manually review all videos before they are added to its premium service, which attaches big brands and popular clips.

But Mark Mulligan, from the consultancy Midia Research, has accused the technology giant of being slow to address the issue.

He explained to the BBC: "Google presents the impression of acting reactively rather than proactively. It needs to get better at acting faster."

The issue came into sharp focus in light of vlogger Logan Paul's online activity, which saw him post a series of insensitive videos from Japan.

In one of the clips, what appeared to be a dead man's body was seen hanging from a tree in the notorious Aokigahara forest.

Last week, Paul was banned from Google Preferred.

Meanwhile, in December, YouTube announced its plans to tackle the abuse of its platform.

The company also gave an update on the success of its other security measures.

The company explained: "Since June we have removed over 150,000 videos for violent extremism.

"Machine learning is helping our human reviewers remove nearly five times as many videos than they were previously.

"Today, 98 percent of the videos we remove for violent extremism are flagged by our machine-learning algorithms.

"Our advances in machine learning let us now take down nearly 70 percent of violent extremist content within eight hours of upload and nearly half of it in two hours and we continue to accelerate that speed."

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