Google plans to have 10,000 human content reviewers in 2018
Google hopes to hire at least 10,000 human content reviewers in 2018, mostly focused on YouTube videos, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote in a blog post Monday. The effort is part of an increased transparency push into its content moderation practices after advertisers fled the platform and YouTube cut thousands of ads for having run adjacent to videos of "scantily clad children."
Why it matters: YouTube has faced two advertiser boycotts this year for having ads appear next to terrorist videos and inappropriate children's content. With each boycott, the platform has vowed more transparency and human review of its content. Its rival Facebook is going through a similar process of reacting to unforeseen consequences of its open platform that faces little human content moderation up front.