YouTube banned weapons footage now strickly !
YouTube is to ban footage showing weapons being used to intimidate people on its website in the UK. The new policy was being introduced because of "particular concern" in Britain over the subject, the site's owners, Google, said.
MPs criticised video-sharing websites, including YouTube, in July, saying they should be doing more to vet content.
YouTube said the introduction of the new rule on weapons and intimidation would be the first time the site had made a policy change targeted specifically at the UK.
Direct threatening of any groups or individuals has always been banned worldwide, but a spokesman for YouTube said it was necessary to reflect "local laws and sensitivities" in countries viewing the "diverse content posted by users" as the site's community evolved.
We have just established a new policy in the UK to prohibit this kind of material, and with the help of our community we'll continue to work to keep YouTube as a platform for safe and lawful expression."
I would like to see other internet service providers follow suit to reinforce our message that violence will not be tolerated either on the internet or in the real world .
While the committee recommended the creation of an industry body responsible for policing the web, it stopped short of making regulation mandatory.
At the time, YouTube said it was confident its system and the site's 24/7 review team dealt with all problem content swiftly. (Source take from(news.bbc)
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