YouTube hailed in tackling online abuse in Cambodia

Cambodian officials said recent policy expansions by YouTube to tackle racial discrimination and gender identity-based harassment will help. But abuse on social media remains an issue in the Kingdom as there are currently no laws to combat it.

Last week, YouTube announced a broadening of its anti-harassment policy to include “implied” as well as explicit threats, along with insults based on racial discrimination, gender identity or sexual orientation, said Matt Halprin, YouTube director of global trust and safety, as reported by AFP.

“We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation,” Halprin said in an online post.

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