Google has announced  that it has deleted total 640 videos from its online streaming website YouTube for allegedly promoting terrorism over the internet. Videos were deleted by the company after receiving requests from UK Association of Police Officers (ACPO).

The deleted videos were against YouTube’s Community Guidelines and were found linked with suspected terrorists organisations. All the accounts were then suspended and videos were taking down after the request was made by the police.

However it is yet not announced nor confirmed whether all of the deleted 640 video had pro-terrorism material  or selected number of videos were promoting violent messages, but all of the videos are now deleted, The latest Transparency Report also showed the number of official requests for user information to be rising in the UK — 1,455 in July-December 2011, up 14 percent from 1,279 in the previous six months.

 

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.