YouTube Manages Violent Videos from the Middle East With Community Help

5min Tech

by 5min Tech

YouTube has been an essential platform for videos of street violence in the Middle East, mostly camera phone uploads of events not covered by the news media. The footage is raw and often contain graphic violence which may not be suitable for the giant sharing site. While explicit violent videos are not permitted on YouTube, the video sharing site has made an exception for news around the uprising in the Middle East,says Olivia Ma, Manager of News.