YouTube is letting users decide on terrorism-related videos

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This short 2010 oped is a very early commentary from when YouTube first allowed users to flag content as terrorist related. It is an early example of social media companies crowdsourcing user inputs related to terrorism, and offers a very temporal viewpoint at a time that preceded the Snowden revelations of NSA and the wider spread public awareness and scrutiny.

This short article may be of use to researchers looking at the early efforts of social media companies to crowd source user inputs related to terrorism. 

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Brian Bennett

December 2010