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Google Tightens Surveillance on Gmail and YouTube to Counter ISIS Receruitment

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The tech giant is now doing its part to prevent more people from joining the terrorist group ISIS

Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr are so famous you can almost consider it as the center of mass communication! People can now share what they want any time, any where thanks to these services. They can post any of their thoughts or beliefs, share photos and videos, create blogs or Vlogs and use?other cool functions made available. However, due to its high popularity, seems like even the treacherous terrorist group ISIS is also riding the hype and using these services for their own motives.

Luckily though, the tech giant Google is now countering the terrorist group by increasing their security for their Gmail and YouTube services.

Google counters ISIS by increasing their security with their services

Google is now on high alert because of ISIS?s huge push into the online community to promote and recruit young individuals to convert into their idealism. Gmail and YouTube are two of the mentioned services that Google is keeping an eye on according to the report from standard.

Eileen Naughton, Google UK?s head recently said that [via Standard] ?What’s happened lately with terrorists using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube as a distribution tool for their menacing and horrifying videos and communications, that’s actually triggered a new level of security inside Google.? She also added ?We are much more rapid response. We have Government agencies that tip us off and we do whatever we can to suppress videos.?

During the last few months, the terrorist group known as ISIS has been very active with their online presence. They are posting recruitment messages on different social media platforms, uploading their grotesque execution of captured prisoners and many more heinous acts.

Luckily, not only the world government and Google but the online hacktivist group/individual Anonymous is also joining the fight, as reported by NY Times. Anonymous revealed last month the list of online accounts of the people who are believed to be associated with the terrorist group.

But as for Google, so far this is the only statement they have released.

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