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YouTube to restrict 'disturbing' children's videos, if flagged

YouTube to restrict 'disturbing' children's videos, if flagged

Technology
YouTube is to restrict the availability of videos showing children's characters in violent or sexual scenes if they are reported by viewers.Last week, a blog post by writer James Bridle highlighted how YouTube was still being swamped by bizarre and indecent videos aimed at children.The site says it already stops such videos earning advertising revenue.YouTube said its team was "made up of parents who are committed to improving our apps and getting this right".But critics say YouTube is not taking enough action by waiting for viewers to report inappropriate videos.'Something's wrong'The problem of video-makers using popular characters such as Peppa Pig in violent or sexual videos, to frighten children, has been widely reported.However, Mr Bridle's blog post went deeper into what he called t...
West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Second Investec Test, Headingley, day fourEngland 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61*West Indies 427 & 322-5: S Hope 118*, K Brathwaite 95West Indies win by five wicketsScorecardWest Indies produced a masterful chase to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years with a five-wicket victory in a thrilling match.The nerveless Shai Hope led them to their target of 322, becoming the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite had earlier struck a superb 95 after being dropped by Alastair Cook on four.Aided by Jermaine Blackwood's 41, Hope hit the winning runs to finish on 118.Victory for the tour...
YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

Technology
YouTube says it will redirect people searching for "violent extremist propaganda" and offer them videos that denounce terrorism.People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos "debunking its mythology".YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised.The company told the BBC that uploading IS propaganda was already against its terms and conditions.In a blog post, the video-streaming giant said it was implementing ideas from the Redirect Method, a campaign that tries to steer the IS audience towards videos that debunk the group's recruitment tactics.The themed video playlists challenge claims by the so-called Islamic State group that it provides good governance, is a strong military force, and that world pow...