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YouTube takes down 7.8 mn videos to address violative content on its platform

In context to YouTube's latest 'YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement' reports, 81 per cent of such videos were first detected by machines, 74.5 per cent of which never got any views.

Reported by: India TV Tech Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 14, 2018 20:34 IST ]
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YouTube takes down 7.8 mn violative videos to address violative content on its platform

YouTube, the video-sharing giant has gone and removed almost 7.8 million videos between July and September, in an attempt to address violative content on its platform.

In context to YouTube's latest 'YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement' reports, 81 per cent of such videos were first detected by machines, while 74.5 per cent videos have never got a single view.

"When we detect a video that violates our guidelines, we remove the video and apply a strike to the channel. We terminate entire channels if they are dedicated to posting content prohibited by our Community Guidelines or contain a single egregious violation, like child sexual exploitation," the company said in a statement on Friday.

YouTube, has used a mix of human reviewers and technology in order to battle inappropriate content. In 2017 it started applying more advanced Machine Learning (ML) technology to flag content for review by its teams.

A majority of attempted abuse comes from bad actors trying to upload spam or adult content and over 90 per cent of the channels and over 80 per cent of the videos that were removed in September were for violating YouTube's policies on spam or adult content.

"Looking specifically at the most egregious but low-volume areas like violent extremism and child safety, our significant investment in fighting this type of content is having an impact.

"Over 90 per cent of the videos uploaded in September and removed for Violent Extremism or Child Safety had fewer than 10 views," the company added.

(With IANS inputs)

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