YouTube removed more than 8M videos for violent & extremist content during Q4 2017

Last updated: 04-26-2018

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YouTube removed more than 8M videos for violent & extremist content during Q4 2017

In its first-ever community guidelines enforcement report, YouTube says it removed 8,284,039 videos for violent or extremist content between October and December of 2017. Of the more than 8 million videos taken down, 6.7 million were initially flagged by a machine versus a human — and, according to YouTube, 76 percent of the 6.7 million videos removed were removed before they received a single view. “Machines are allowing us to flag content for review at scale, helping us remove millions of v...


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