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YouTube enlists 'heroes' to fight nasty comments, porn

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(CNet) YouTube can be a mess sometimes. While it’s great for watching vloggers, tutorials and that latest viral music video, it’s also home to some pretty dark behavior.

 

In an attempt to curb the bullying, hate-speech and sexually explicit content that often plagued its user comments (basically anything that violates its Community Guidelines), the video streaming site created the YouTube Heroes program.

 

The initiative designates users as “heroes,” who can moderate and flag inappropriate or abusive videos for the YouTube staff to review.

 

The program intends to draw in volunteers by gamifying the reporting process and rewarding participants.

 

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