• ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, center, EU Counter-Terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove, 2nd right, and Public Policy manager of Google Verity Harding attend a meeting of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on a counter-terrorism action plan, at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, center, EU Counter-Terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove, 2nd right, and Public Policy manager of Google Verity Harding attend a meeting of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on a counter-terrorism ... action plan, at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) (The Associated Press)

  • Members of European Parliament arrive to discuss anti-terrorism measures during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Members of European Parliament arrive to discuss anti-terrorism measures during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) (The Associated Press)

  • ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, center, talks as he sits next to EU Counter-Terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove, right, during a meeting of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on a counter-terrorism action plan, at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, center, talks as he sits next to EU Counter-Terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove, right, during a meeting of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on a counter-terrorism action plan, at the European ... Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) (The Associated Press)

Google tells EU YouTube is so overloaded that staff cannot filter all terror related content

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Internet giant Google says that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos.

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Google Public Policy Manager Verity Harding said Wednesday that about 300 hours of video material is being uploaded to YouTube every minute, making it virtually impossible for the company to filter all images.

Harding spoke at a European Parliament meeting of the ALDE liberal group on a counter-terrorism action plan.

She said that "to pre-screen those videos before they are uploaded would be like screening a phone call before it's made."

The European Union's counter-terror chief believes it's time to help companies to contain the security risk by having experts from member states flagging terror-related content.