YouTube removed more than 100,000 videos and 17,000 channels since implementing changes to its hateful content policies in the month of June. These numbers are approximately 5 times more than those of the previous quarter, according to a recent blog post. What is the objective behind all this? End the content of the platform that incites hate. The comments were not alien to this cleaning: More than 500 million comments were deleted in this recent quarter.
YouTube It relies on machine learning tools to find videos with this kind of content before they are available on the platform. Approximately “80% of the self-marked videos were removed before receiving a single visit during the second quarter of 2019,” they said in their blog.
“We have been removing harmful content since the beginning of YouTube, but our investment in this work has accelerated in recent years. During the last 18 months we have reduced the visits in videos subsequently removed for violating our policies by 80% and we are continuously working to reduce this number even more. ”
However, it is necessary to put these numbers in context. More than 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute. According to Social Blade, by the end of 2018 there were a total of 23 million channels on the platform. Further, YouTube It has about 2 billion users per month connected to its site. If we compare the numbers at the beginning of this note with the total users of YouTube It leaves many doubts about whether the measures have a real impact on the platform.
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Source: The Verge