Humans less solicited in the process of moderation…
To cope with the increase in traffic caused by the orderly containment measures in Europe and the United States, but also to limit the amount of employees required in this period of epidemic and telework, YouTube says it will focus more heavily on artificial intelligence and machine learning for the moderation of its platform. The measure, which is logical given the current health context, should only be adopted during the epidemic. In particular, it plans to entrust algorithms with the responsibility of deleting videos that violate the platform’s rules, Engadget says. .
Normally, the algorithms used by YouTube en are primarily used to detect potentially harmful or unauthorize content, and to submit it to a flesh-and-blood employee. The latter will then be the sole judge as to whether the content could be deleted. . Now,and for the next few weeks at least, YouTube algorithms will be allowed to delete these contentious videos on their own..
“Adisruption for users and creators” … by YouTube’s own admission
As Engadget points out, this could have a significant impact on YouTube’s reputation, including content en creators, in the event of a slightly contenus overzealous AI and unjustified deletions. A point that already earns YouTube many criticisms from its community of videographers. By allowing the deletion of videos by algorithms, it is likely that the situation is getting worse, especially since the platform indicates that more delays are to be expected for the processing claims… which, of course, remain allowed..
“We recognize that this can be a disruption for users and creators, but we know it’s the right thing to do for the people who work at YouTube Security and for the community at broad sense,” says Google’s subsidiary. “We appreciate everyone’s patience in taking these steps through this difficult time.”
While content moderation en may be a problem,YouTube promises in its press release that it will be more careful about videos and livestream highlighted on the platform.. The idea? Avoid the circulation of fake news as much as possible in this time of global crisis. This is a difficult task that the British government has undertaken by organising an information campaign carried out by popular influencers across the Channel.