In a first for the company, YouTube describes the processes it takes to remove harmful / offensive videos, in its very first quarterly report. According to this report, the site Removed 8.3 million videos in the last three quarters of 2017.
How video's are filtered in YouTube
Although they hire experts to deal with the issue, 80% of the videos & # 39; s or 6.7 million video & # 39; s to be exact, were removed by machines. 76% of these videos were deleted before a single view was recorded.
Most of the deleted content came from spam networks when they uploaded adult content that was in violation of the terms and conditions of the website.
continues to hire "full-time specialists with expertise in violent extremism, counterterrorism and human rights", while also increasing the number of regional experts they recruit on the subject. YouTube had already planned to increase the number of full-time moderators of the site to 10,000.
Normal users mark 95% of the remaining videos that have not yet been caught in the automated moderator, but they have a success rate of 5%. Finally, there are trusted flaggers, the people who view the remaining 5% of the videos. Their success rate is higher by 14%.
It is still unknown whether the steps taken would be enough to combat the negativity that the spotlight gets in recent times. The site has also had problems with the largest content creators who have difficulty adhering to the recommended ethics, which is a situation that YouTube still can not properly address.
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