YouTube, Meta will expand policies, research to fight online extremism

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By Sheila Dang (Reuters) – Major tech companies said on Thursday they will take fresh steps to combat online extremism by removing more violent content and promoting media literacy with young users, as part of a White House summit on fighting hate-fueled violence. Platforms like Alphabet’s YouTube and Meta Platforms’ Facebook have come under fire for years from critics who say the companies have allowed hate speech and violent rhetoric to flourish on their services. U.S. President Joe Biden earlier on Thursday called on Americans to combat racism and extremism during a summit at the White Hous…

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