Insanity: Theresa May Says Internet Companies Need To Remove 'Extremist' Content Within 2 Hours

from the a-recipe-for-censorship dept

It's fairly stunning just how much people believe that it's easy for companies to moderate content online. Take, for example, this random dude who assumes its perfectly reasonable for Facebook, Google and Twitter to "manually review all content" on their platforms (and since Google is a search engine, I imagine this means basically all public web content that can be found via its search engine). This is, unfortunately, a complete failure of basic comprehension about the scale of these platforms and how much content flows through them.

Tragically, it's not just random Rons on Twitter with this idea. Ron's tweet was in response to UK Prime Minister Theresa May saying that internet platforms must remove "extremist" content within two hours. This is after the UK's Home Office noted that they see links to "extremist content" remaining online for an average of 36 hours. Frankly, 36 hours seems incredibly low. That's pretty fast for platforms to be able to discover such content, make a thorough analysis of whether or not it truly is "extremist content" and figure out what to do about it. Various laws on takedowns usually have statements about a "reasonable" amount of time to respond -- and while there are rarely set numbers, the general rule of thumb seems to be approximately 24 hours after notice (which is pretty aggressive).

But for May to now be demanding two hours is crazy. It's a recipe for widespread censorship. Already we see lots of false takedowns from these platforms as they try to take down bad content -- we write about them all the time. And when it comes to "extremist" content, things can get particularly ridiculous. A few years back, we wrote about how YouTube took down an account that was documenting atrocities in Syria. And the same thing happened just a month ago, with YouTube deleting evidence of war crimes.

So, May calling for these platforms to take down extremist content in two hours confuses two important things. First, it shows a near total ignorance of the scale of content on these platforms. There is no way possible to actually monitor this stuff. Second, it shows a real ignorance about the whole concept of "extremist" content. There is no clear definition of it, and without a clear definitions wrong decisions will be made. Frequently. Especially if you're not giving the platforms any time to actually investigate. At best, you're going to end up with a system with weak AI flagging certain things, and then low-paid, poorly trained individuals in far off countries making quick decisions.

And since the "penalty" for leaving content up will be severe, the incentives will all push towards taking down the content and censorship. The only pushback against this is the slight embarrassment if someone makes a stink about mistargeted takedowns.
Of course, Theresa May doesn't care about that at all. She's been bleating on censoring the internet to stop terrorists for quite some time now -- and appears willing to use any excuse and make ridiculous demands along the way. It doesn't appear she has any interest in understanding the nature of the problem, as it's much more useful to her to be blaming others for terrorist attacks on her watch, than actually doing anything legitimate to stop them. Censoring the internet isn't a solution, but it allows her to cast blame on foreign companies.


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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 8:19am

    Quick Take

    I would suggest putting May in the position of finding and analyzing things that might be 'extremist', but it is likely that ANYTHING that did not start out with praise for May and/or her ideals would be deleted without further examination.

    Then there is the concept of what constitutes 'extremism'. Extreme could be left or right or up or down or any other label so long as one takes the time to go further than others. What definition will she put into law?

    Further, is she employing the concept that what is law in Briton should be law everywhere?

    And finally time. Some laws have the ability to be...well let's say intensive (aka very very long) and might take more than two hours to even read, let alone analyze. Is May purporting that all Internet companies hire super fast readers, or people that can watch video at 4 or more times regular speed, and still comprehend it...comprehensively... and have the full faith and credit to NOT take down something that may not be 'extreme'? Or is she going to rely on black box algorithms?

    Maybe May should be asked about how she will clean up the messes she is making.

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      Machin Shin, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:23am

      Re: Quick Take

      "Then there is the concept of what constitutes 'extremism'. Extreme could be left or right or up or down or any other label so long as one takes the time to go further than others. What definition will she put into law?"

      Her opinions are 'extreme' I also find them highly offensive. I think she should be banned from the internet.

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      Ryunosuke (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:09am

      Re: Quick Take

      there is also a matter of laws. What May might call extremist speech, is more than likely protected free speech here.

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      techturf (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 5:43pm

      Re: Quick Take

      That's the best answer. If she does not state exactly what speech should be taken down, including exact phrases while defining metrics that ensure that non-infringing content which quotes it are not affected so they could automate the process, then the tech companies should assume that the old trope is true: "I'll know it when I hear it." They should therefore automatically forward any questionable content to Downing St to ensure that it meets her approval for posting.

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    TechDescartes (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 8:37am

    This post will self-destruct in seconds. Good luck, Dan/Jim.

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    aerinai (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 8:49am

    Beholden to your same standards...

    I am completely fine with them passing this law... just they also need to pass a few other laws as well.


    Law Number 1: This law will find mismanagement of public funds (i.e. graft, kickbacks, improper expenditures, etc.) within the same requisite amount of time within the government. The government heads will then be held responsible any time any of these activities occur and are not caught within 2 hours.

    Law Number 2: I also want NHS to be able to identify medical fraud within 2 hours, otherwise the employees will be subject to criminal penalties...

    Law Number 3: I want lawmakers to have all of their facts checked and a retraction for their false statements to be done within 2 hours and failure to issue such retraction will result in criminal and civil penalties.

    I mean... if asking Google to censor 'extremist' content in 2 hours is fine, these should be a piece of cake as well!

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      hij (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 9:32am

      Re: Beholden to your same standards...

      Your Laws 1 and 2 will likely find support from the current crop of Tories. They will hold bureaucrats to impossible standards that likely would not be enforced. Law 3 is a bit problematic in that it actually impacts politicians which means it would receive a good bit of grandstanding and die a slow, quiet death in a dark corridor in the basements of the Parliament.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 9:38am

    Moral of the Story

    "Tragically, it's not just random Rons on Twitter with this idea."

    People are stupid and support stupid shit that sounds good to them because they are too Dunning-Kruger to listen to facts or reason?

    Yep... sounds just like TD.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 9:43am

    I think this is more a case of rampant, unchecked ignorance rather than insanity but the problem remains the same. We've put people with zero knowledge of a subject in charge of writing laws that govern that subject. This is true of most any subject you can name. We deserve the world they're building.

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      XcOM987 (profile), 22 Sep 2017 @ 4:31am

      Re:

      I refuse to beleave that May and her consortium are that stupid, I think they really do know how things work, but have this misconception that working that little bit harder will make magic happen.

      I honestly think she just wants to be seen to be doing something, she is grandstanding to the people that unfortunatly don't understand how tech really works.

      Like when a company says "We have greater AI" or "Better prediction" what they really mean is "We've added a tonne of If statements and catch clauses"

      I see this as nothing more than a power grab from someone who is clinging on to the last bit's of power she has and grandstanding.

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        Wendy Cockcroft, 25 Sep 2017 @ 2:38am

        Re: Re:

        @ XcOM987, given the mess they're making of Brexit, I TOTALLY believe they are that stupid. Imagine deciding to leave an organisation without any planning, without bothering to find out what leaving entails, or without bothering to find out how the organisation actually works in the first place. Ladies and gentlemen, the Brexiteers. Idiots to a man and woman. I'm ashamed of the lot of them.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 9:45am

    hmmm it sounds suspiciously like the content May generates is extremist... Therefore according to her, her stuff should be taken down within two hours.

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      JoeCool (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:21am

      Re:

      I was going to say the same thing... but let's make it easier - just filter ANYTHING from a uk government IP. The entire government there is pretty extreme these days. Not saying no one else is, mind you. It's almost every government these days.

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    TheResidentSkeptic (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 9:57am

    Look at the upside

    ... making companies hire enough people to actually review all uploaded content within 2 hours would eradicate unemployment.

    Until they all go broke...

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      Ninja (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:05am

      Re: Look at the upside

      I suspect they'd rather eliminate all user input (or shut down in case of Google, Facebook where almost everything is user generated). And unemployment goes boom. I'd love to see these morons dealing with the backlash such things would cause but so far they've been lucky enough to have their craziness blocked by other parties (ie: activism, a few sane politicians etc).

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:01am

    Rather than filtering the Internet

    How about the British government work on filtering its borders so they don't have so many extremists in residence? It's not unreasonable to expect them to catch every violent extremist immigrating into the country. ;) I'll even cut them a break and give them 24 hours instead of 2 hours.

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 1:24pm

      Re: Rather than filtering the Internet

      How about the UK gov stops being extremists.

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        Wendy Cockcroft, 25 Sep 2017 @ 5:30am

        Re: Re: Rather than filtering the Internet

        Excuse my tinfoil hat but I can't help wondering whether they let these people roam free on purpose because a) it justifies mass surveillance and b) it keeps the old military-industrial complex ticking over nicely. In the current economic climate it seems that peace would be bad for business.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:03am

    This is good news

    I was starting to think that the U.S. with our D's and R's was the only country run by idiots. This reaffirms my hope that the U.S. is not alone.

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:46am

      Re: This is good news

      Dilberts pointy haired boss and friends have now progressed to the point where they are running entire countries.

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      rgff83dh, 21 Sep 2017 @ 1:42pm

      Re: This is good news

      It's not an accident. Politicians that believe in evidence-based policy and representative democracy cannot be easily bought or controlled.

      May in UK, Trump in US, Turnbull in Australia. None of them represent their citizens on any substantial policy issues. They represent the power of money to buy policy and the power of PR to manipulate and game electoral systems.

      Votes don't matter. The support structures under these corrupt governments matter. Are YOU part of the support structure? (hint: we almost all are to some extent).

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    Jeremy2020 (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:04am

    Newsflash: Politicians would like the internet to not exist or barring that be under their complete control.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:09am

    typical UK in charge idiot! hasn't got a freakin' clue herself, just like the rest of them in the government! i just wonder how far behind this the entertainment industries are because you can bet your ass that they will be all over this, expecting the same time frame to be used when their content is found! what they and all governments, not just the UK are doing is turning the planet into one where no one has any rights except businesses and those governments. in other words the planet is becoming a slave planet, run by dictators using any excuse to silence anything that tells the truth and removes all rights from everyone who isn't liked or can be seen as harmful to those above! we soon wont have any say whatsoever in who is running each individual country because the magic 12 top people or however many it is, who have been trying to take control of everywhere for a long time are now so close to doing so and the various security and armed forces are there to preserve them once in position, killing off all who get in the way! welcome Nazis, without firing a shot!

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    Roger Strong (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:10am

    We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!

    -Trump tweet, Nov 6 2012, on Obama's re-election.

    Demanding the overthrow of the democratically elected US government is just one example of his extremist content.

    If Theresa May had her way a couple years ago, Trump would have been gone from social media. In turn, he likely wouldn't be President today.

    Hmm. Not the point I was going to make.

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      Wendy Cockcroft, 25 Sep 2017 @ 5:33am

      Re:

      Trump doesn't rely solely on social media. Actually, kicking him off it would have masked his extremism. This is the trouble with silencing them; they can sneak their conversations in under the radar. I mean, who knew Valerie Plame was anti-Semitic until recently?

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:12am

    Politicians approach to programming

    All the problem you give the programmers to solve are easy, because you gave them a clear requirement. When they fail to deliver they are incompetent, because you told the what you wanted them to do.

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:16am

    But then how with the British citizens know what is happening if they keep having to remove everything she says?

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    Dr. Dolittle, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:16am

    Starting with her (crazy, extremist rantings)

    See subject heading

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    Uriel-238 (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:24am

    We had this conversation recently.

    We were discussing regarding SESTA the problem that any website that has enough user content to be profitible would have too much user content to feasibly afford human moderation for all cases.

    But also that wouldn't help. Humans would have to be held by guidelines too strict to apply quickly, or so lax that the biases of individual moderators would decide what is censored or not. Here in the states Kill the gays! will fly where Kill the Jews! gets blocked.

    But considering the character of UK government in the last decade, their next step would be to redefine extremist content to include all dissent.

    Because we've already seen they really want to go full-Orwell as soon as there's an opportunity to do so. They've been chomping at the bit for it since the Snowden revelations.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:28am

    May has no creativity when it comes to solving problems.

    What she should be doing is proposing a law requiring the creation of a few new government organizations starting with the "The Ministry of Truth" who will review all online content. Whenever the Ministry determines content is extremist they notify the platform where the platform has 2 minutes to take the identified content down.

    The ministry will also be responsible for sending identification of the uploader to the "Ministry of Love" who will then monitor the extremist uploader possibly sending the "Thought Police" to charge said uploader with thoughtcrimes.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:36am

    I say put the ball back in their court. Have the government list a database of extremist content that everyone can filter from. I wouldn't even know what extremist content is? Personally I think a lot of what Trump says is extremist content.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:51am

    I propose...

    that extremist comments like May's be removed from the face of the Earth within two hours. Let's start with that.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:03am

    They could do it, but they won't

    Seeing how the biggest company, Facebook, can take down a photo with a nipple in it in an hour or so, I think they can probably comply with May's request.

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:48am

      Re: They could do it, but they won't

      You only think that because you are just as ignorant as she is. Go take some computer programming classes and in around twelve years, you will realize just how big of an idiot you were. AI will solve this before people will, and we have all seen how AI usually deals with human problems.

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 12:01pm

      Re: They could do it, but they won't

      What was the process that resulted in that photo being taken down in 1 hour? Do you know? Any clue at all?

      Chances are it was reported by another user, not through any automated process. Crowd-sourcing is the only potentially effective means filtering all that content in any appreciable amount of time. The more humans, with all their brain power, view new content the more likely at least one of them will raise an issue if that content is objectionable. Typically that results in some other human reviewing the complaint and making a decision. Seeing this done in an hour on a platform like Facebook is going to be the exception rather than the rule. You can expect even this process to take much longer on average.

      Now consider what it would take to have automated systems detect something like an exposed nipple and take the content down as "objectionable". If that's what happened in the Facebook case it probably would have happened in under a minute, not in an hour. If it took an hour to find an objectionable image their systems would lag hopelessly behind in their workload in mere milliseconds. Still, have you any idea what it takes to achieve that? What it costs? Do you think that's a reasonable barrier to entry for new, young internet companies? Or do you see taking voice away from the general public (shutting down Facebook, no more blogs, no more comments sections like this one, etc) to be a worthy tradeoff for not having to see a nipple?

      > I think they can probably comply with May's request.

      You're wrong. Categorically.

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 5:08pm

      Re: They could do it, but they won't

      Yes, because image-based pattern recognition is exactly the same as filtering subjective text content (in multiple languages).

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        Anonymous Coward, 22 Sep 2017 @ 6:51am

        Re: Re: They could do it, but they won't

        Yes! A lot of people don't understand how similar the two are so thanks for pointing that out.

        Both are about identifying patterns that make up features then looking for similar features in new data. It's how you can ask Google Photos to show you pictures of pugs and it can discriminate between a pug and a boston terrier. It's all about the characteristics.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:06am

    This has probably been said before and it will probably be said again in the future:

    "Why don't these platforms have a meeting to decide which week they all shut off access to the UK? How many days will it take before a large part of the population are at Theresa May's door step looking for a resignation?"

    The only bad part is that she will probably consider this "extremist".

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 3:01pm

      Re: Let It Be

      "How many days will it take before a large part of the population are at Theresa May's door step looking for a resignation?"

      I hope they'll all be singing

      Oh that no good Terry May,
      they have taken her away,
      and she will not walk Downing Street any more.

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    Capt ICE Enforcer, 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:47am

    Good luck

    Wow, my shits take longer than 2 hours.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:49am

    How is this call for extreme measures under thread of political action by a major country not 'extremism' itself? It would be pretty cool to see the companies shut the UK gov out of their property based on this alone.

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 12:06pm

      Re:

      It would be pretty cool but super unlikely. The UK is to large a piece of their revenue pies for that to happen if it is at all avoidable. And for the huge companies it is avoidable as they can afford to implement AI solutions based on their years of work in image analysis.

      The more likely outcome is that all the small to mid-sized players will be excluded from the UK market. This will create several monopolies in that market. Great for the big players, terrible for everyone else.

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    ECA (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 12:38pm

    HOW MANY ON THAT LIST?

    Police, after being caught...
    Politicians Lying..
    Anti banking comments..
    Anti Rich comments..
    Random threats by you and your EX..

    There is NO REAL definition of EXTREMEST.. And none for Over reaching comments or ACTIONS..

    No one Expects the Spanish inquisition..

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 12:41pm

    My solution would be to simply email bomb every MP that is trying to get this legistation passed. We can see if they can sort out the good emails from the bad in 2 hours. If they can't do it, I don't think they should ask other to do something they can't.

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      stderric (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 6:07pm

      Re:

      My solution would be to simply email bomb every MP...

      An automated extremism-removal system would've been activated by the word 'bomb' in your comment. This reply too, now that I think about it. Y'know, it'd be pretty hard to discuss what's filtered as extremism in a world that filters 'extremism'. Oppressive governments are kinda funny, sometimes; that is, when they're not crushing your spirit and any lingering shreds of hope you might have left for the world.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 12:49pm

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    The people that Twitter and Facebook have running their community standards offices right now are letting extremist content through while banning the old-fashioned liberals and libertarians who have moderate opinions that unite the left and right. Often the bannable offense is opposing the extremist content. No policy is worth a damn when the people running the implementation are batshit insane or are deliberately causing trouble.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 1:52pm

    You make the mistake of thinking the objective is to take down extremist content within 2 hours.

    It's not. It's to silence competing narratives and restore the control over information that these bloodsuckers had before the internet came along.

    It's not a conspiracy. They don't think of it in those terms. They just feel an instinctive hostility to anything that threatens their power - and an open internet is the biggest threat there is.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 2:37pm

    Theresa May must be removed from the Internet within ONE hour, for the rest of her life.

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    stderric (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 4:43pm

    Tragically, it's not just random Rons on Twitter with this idea.

    A Random Ron - Anyone who makes a comment related to the internet or any area of IT in which his/her estimate of scale is off by so many orders of magnitude that it makes you want to laugh your way to a brain aneurysm.

    What, The Streisand Effect wasn't enough for you?

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      TripMN, 21 Sep 2017 @ 6:22pm

      Re:

      I'm stealing this.

      It may not grow in popularity like The Streisand Effect, but as a software developer, I needed a name for those people who have so little clue that they talk about us whipping up some really complex system in a matter of minutes or days because they saw it on NCIS or some such.

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        stderric (profile), 21 Sep 2017 @ 8:07pm

        Re: Re:

        Of course, it's kinda nice when they turn around and give you a 'tough assignment' for the week that can be completed with a ten-line Perl script. (Does anyone even use Perl anymore? I've been kinda distracted the past decade or so...)

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 10:54pm

    "A few years back, we wrote about how YouTube took down an account that was documenting atrocities in Syria. And the same thing happened just a month ago, with YouTube deleting evidence of war crimes."

    Nice try, Mike, at attempting to project the illusion that inappropriate take-downs happen infrequently at the Google owned product known as "YouTube". In reality, inappropriate take-downs happen hundreds of time a day, if not more often, because very seldom, if ever do they inspect the content after having been asked to take it down and taking it down, and because most take-down requests are motivated simply by content rubbing someone's sensibilities the wrong way and not for any valid real world reason, most of them can therefore be categorized as INAPPROPRIATE.

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      XcOM987 (profile), 22 Sep 2017 @ 4:58am

      Re:

      I think that might have been the point Mike was trying to make, it's just he focused on the grey area's where these videos/channels were flagged WITH human intervention, how bad do you think it would be without human intervention.

      I am sure if you check through TD enough you will find plenty of articles that mention the many many takedowns on the likes of YouTube that are plainly baseless.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2017 @ 11:59pm

    We should take down the Coservative Party website, then, being as it's extremist stuff and all.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 22 Sep 2017 @ 3:32am

    I don't think she is that stupid

    It's impossible to make a politician understand something if her political future depends on her not understanding it.

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    Bamboo Harvester (profile), 22 Sep 2017 @ 3:40am

    "Nerd harder" lives on...

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    Digitari, 22 Sep 2017 @ 6:56am

    Funny that.....

    people are always asking other folks that are smarter on a subject to do "something" to make them look "better".

    "sorry I cannot teach someone to walk on water if they are not willing to be crucified".

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