YOUTUBE removed 7.8 million videos and 224 million comments in Q3 2018

Google owned YouTube published the YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement report for the third quarter of 2018 yesterday.

The report highlights that YouTube removed 7.8 million videos, 224 million comments, and 1.6 million channels in the quarter alone based on policy violations.

The majority of videos and comments that were removed by YouTube were removed automatically. YouTube’s automatic routines removed 6.3 million videos and 223 million comments from the site; the remaining 1.5 million videos and 1 million comments were reported to YouTube in one way or another.

YouTube removed 224 million comments in the third quarter of 2018. 99.5% of all comments were removed automatically, only 0.5% after humans flagged the comments.

The countries with the most human flagging contributions are India, United States, Brazil, United Kingdom and Mexico.

This isn’t even counting ‘shadow-banning’ people. The fuckers will let you comment and then disallow anyone else from seeing it, so you ‘think’ your comment went through but it didn’t.



h/t McShillin