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    Google admits: We're keeping Aussies in the dark



    Google admits: We're keeping Aussies in the dark
    Google has revealed exactly what Australian viewers are missing out on - and why it is happening.

    Charles Miranda and Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
    3 min read
    September 6, 2021 - 7:34PM
    News Corp Australia Network
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    Google algorithms are automatically selecting videos from news channels to be censored from Australian viewers that it deems offensive, inaccurate or dangerous, a media diversity inquiry has heard.

    But the tech giant has defended the move, saying its parameters were set by global "trust and safety teams" based on the best evolving advice from governments, health authorities and community standards.

    The admission came during an inquiry by the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee into media diversity chaired by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and a one-week YouTube ban on Sky News and the removal of 23 clips last year related to Covid-19.

    Answering a question from Senator Kim Carr, Google conceded it removed the videos after Google's algorithm determined the footage – which the committee heard was from Sky commentators and largely related to Covid-19 – to be violations of its misinformation policies.

    Google Australia and New Zealand public policy director Lucinda Longcroft said combating misinformation was a whole-of-society challenge and the tech giant took its responsibilities seriously.

    "We are not an anything-goes platform," Ms Longcroft said.

    The footage, the committee was told, was largely filmed prior to the availability of Covid-19 vaccinations and included medical experts and commentators questioning whether ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine could be a treatment for Covid-19.

    Ms Longcroft said the videos were determined to be misinformation by artificial intelligence software and no personal complaint had been made to the platform.

    She revealed there were 12,000 members of the tech giant's trust and safety teams, who were not qualified medical experts but experts in the application of Google's community guidelines....






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    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John's Avatar
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    She revealed there were 12,000 members of the tech giant's trust and safety teams, who were not qualified medical experts but experts in the application of Google's community guidelines....
    Some algorithm ..

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    Some algorithm ..
    Some experts

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    No doubt many Aussies are gullible when it comes to mainstream media, Google, FB etc.

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