8.28 million videos removed by YouTube in final quarter of 2017

In December Google said it was hiring 10,000 people in 2018 to address policy violations across its platforms

Most of the videos flagged were either due to sexual content or because they were spam.

Its report says that YouTube removed 8.2 million videos during the last quarter of 2017, most of which were spam or contained adult content. A hefty 6.7 million of the 8.3 million videos removed were first flagged for review by machines and were never even viewed. The human reviewers are the ones that are charge of deciding whether to delete the video to age gate the content.

This, all in all, is largely attributed to machine learning. YouTube gave Media Matters a first strike and accused it of uploading a video that features "threats, harassment, bullying, or intimidation".

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"We rely on teams from around the world to review flagged videos and remove content that violates our terms; restrict videos (e.g., age-restrict content that may not be appropriate for all audiences); or leave the content live when it doesn't violate our guidelines", YouTube said.

In Reporting History dashboard, users can check the status of flagged videos as announced by YouTube.

YouTube's report positions views a video received before being removed as a benchmark for the success of its anti-abuse measures. Perhaps unsurprisingly, sexually explicit videos accounted for the most user-generated complaints in Q4 2017 at nine million flags. It takes thousands of trusted flaggers and users to assist with the platform's moderation, and with over 400 hours of video being uploaded every minute, enforcing strict guidelines is definitely an uphill task for YouTube's staff and AI systems. Providing details on enforcement, it shows progress removing violative content, while the Google company planning to "refine" reporting systems and provide additional data on comments, speed, and policy removal reasons by the end of 2018. "We've also hired full-time specialists with expertise in violent extremism, counter-terrorism, and human rights, and we've expanded our regional expert teams". "We introduced machine learning flagging in June 2017", it noted.

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