Breton’s letter states that following the recent terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel, the EU has seen an increase in the distribution of such content through certain platforms. YouTube is called on to protect children and young people from violent content, respond quickly to EU notifications and take effective steps to combat disinformation.
The letter also touches on the issue of disinformation during elections and calls on YouTube to provide details of measures taken to combat deepfakes in the context of upcoming elections in many European countries. In response, YouTube said it was removing harmful videos and channels related to the Israel-Gaza conflict and was actively monitoring content to take immediate action.
Breton’s letter to Pichai follows similar letters sent to other tech CEOs, including Elon Musk.
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