Re: Who decides what is illegal?
"The defence that Google, FB and the rest put up is that there's so much content that they couldn't possibly be proactive and therefore it's too hard and they can't do it. No other industry gets away with that approach and neither should Google, FB, etc."
Have you actually looked at how many people would need to be employed full time to watch every video uploaded to YouTube?
I had a quick google, and what seems to be a recent estimate says that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
So you would need 18,000 people full time doing nothing else. At least 3 shifts a day. Weekends. Holidays. And how long could anyone stay doing that job? So you'd need constant replacements.
You'd need people who understood all the languages being spoken, including colloquialisms.
Then you've got all the other social media.
It is impossible.