Google Has 10,000 Employees Censoring YouTube Videos, Some of Them Starting to Believe Conspiracy Theories

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki tells Lesley Stahl what the video platform is doing about hate speech in an interview Sunday on the CBS newsmagazine program ’60 Minutes.’

Wojcicki told ’60 Minutes’ that Google employs 10,000 people to focus on “controversial content.” She described their schedule, which includes time for therapy. Stahl also said there are reports that the “monitors” are “beginning to buy the conspiracy theories.”

“What we really had to do was tighten our enforcement of that to make sure we were catching everything and we use a combination of people and machines,” Wojcicki explained. “So Google as a whole has about 10,000 people that are focused on controversial content.”

Lesley Stahl: I’m told that it is very stressful to be looking at these questionable videos all the time. And that there’s actually counselors to make sure that there aren’t mental problems with the people who are doing this work. Is that true?

Susan Wojcicki: It’s a very important area for us. We try to do everything we can to make sure that this is a good work environment. Our reviewers work five hours of the eight hours reviewing videos. They have the opportunity to take a break whenever they want.

Lesley Stahl: I also heard that these monitors, reviewers, sometimes, they’re beginning to buy the conspiracy theories.

Susan Wojcicki: I’ve definitely heard about that. And we work really hard with all of our reviewers to make sure that, you know, we’re providing the right services for them.

 

More: 60 Minutes: How does YouTube handle the site’s misinformation, conspiracy theories and hate?

 

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3 thoughts on “Google Has 10,000 Employees Censoring YouTube Videos, Some of Them Starting to Believe Conspiracy Theories”

  1. Our planet rotates on imaginary axis,while our world rotates on conspiracy.C.I.A.tried to check on 100conspiracies.They come up to checking 30 of them and every one was proven to be true.So they lost interest and gave up not on conspiracies just on checking them.NOT ON CREATING THEM.Even a child as soon starts to talk creates conspiracy to protect its own interest.Like saying to mum I did not eat chocolate,while face is full of chocolate.Reminds me much of politicians.Never trust Government who have secret intelligence,classyfied material ,talks behind closed doors and wants to disarm you.

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  2. Well it’s very simple, many so called conspiracy theories have a basis in the truth and are very often connected. Viewing many every day will definitely open one’s mind to the fact that what we care sold as truths are just as likely lies and visa-versa

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  3. Yup, its scary how convincing this bogus conspiracy theory content can be, and repetition is a great way to brain wash and indoctrinate people.

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