In the wake of the brutal killings by shooting in Las Vegas, YouTube has decided to ban videos presenting modifying tools for weapons to fire more quickly.
YouTube is now removing videos that are displaying how you can fire weapons quicker by putting in some devices on their weapons.
The company is updating its community guidelines to additionally make clear the policy change. Videos which might be exhibiting the utilization of “bump stock” device insertion, by which the weapons can fire more rapidly are being banned from the site.
Stephan Paddock, the gunman who was the reason for that tragic incident, used bump stock in his weapon which resulted in the demise of 59 individuals and a number of other hundreds were injured.
Social Media outlets are struggling to balance the point of giving customers the liberty to publish content of their very own choices and controlling probably dangerous content.
A YouTube’s spokesperson distinctly speaking said “We have long had a policy against harmful and dangerous content. In the wake of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, we took a closer look at videos that demonstrate how to convert firearms to make them fire more quickly and we expanded our existing policy to prohibit these videos.”
Some week ago in the past, YouTube modified its search engine to promote videos from many mainstream news platforms. Later on, allegations had been raised on YouTube for spreading conspiracy theories after the Las Vegas shooting.
Even Google was not able to make its way out of this situation and it has also faced trouble after the shooting, for selling misinformation in its “Top News” part.