With thousands of videos being posted on YouTube daily, it's practically impossible for each video to be watched before it is made available online, making it easier for people to publish graphic, violent or obscene material. BBC News, has noted that police chiefs are now urging websites like YouTube to remove violent video footage of children fighting. They argue that YouTube and Google should be filtering material before it is posted. YouTube claims that this would be censorship and is not the role of a private company - they currently rely on their users to flag videos inappropriate when they deem necessary. In a poll conducted by Switched entitled "Should YouTube filter child-fight videos before they're posted?" More than 70 percent of respondents agreed that they should be. What are your thoughts on all of this? Do you think YouTube has gone too far with their video leniency? Leave your comments below!
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