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YouTube to remove videos pushing discrimination, hateful views

Thousands of videos will be pulled from the social media platform.

June 05, 2019 - 2:00 pm

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (KFTK) — YouTube says it will pull thousands of videos and channels supporting hate-driven views.

The social media platform announced the plan Wednesday targeting "bigoted ideologies," the New York Times reports.

Gone will be "videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion," a company blog post read. "This would include, for example, videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology, which is inherently discriminatory."

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Content denying specific true and violent acts such as the Sandy Hook shooting will also be removed. 

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