YouTube has rolled out a brand new feature that could potentially save a lot of trouble for activists around the world.
They are offering an automated tool to blur faces in videos uploaded on their network.
The feature is aimed at protest videos uploaded by people living in oppressive regimes.
Today we’re launching face blurring – a new tool that allows you to obscure faces within videos with the click of a button. Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or share the winning point in your 8-year-old’s basketball game without broadcasting the children’s faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube.
YouTube is proud to be a destination where people worldwide come to share their stories, including activists. Along with efforts like the Human Rights Channel and Citizentube that curate these voices, we hope that the new technologies we’re rolling out will facilitate the sharing of even more stories on our platform.