How YouTube behaves when it goes to court

Last week, a legal battle involving the Australian YouTube sensation Friendlyjordies and the former deputy premier of NSW John Barilaro came to an end, with a judge finding the YouTube videos from 2020 were ‘replete with racist, hate-filled rants’.
But it wasn’t the comedian Friendlyjordies who was in court this time. It was the owners of YouTube, Google.
So what did we learn about how Google runs YouTube? How does it police speech? And how does that stack up with Google’s public image?
Today, defamation lawyer Hannah Marshall, on Barilaro versus Google and what the outcome of the case reveals about one of the most powerful companies in the world.

Guest: Lawyer and contributor to The Saturday Paper, Hannah Marshall.

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