YouTube took down 58 million videos in Q3 for ToS violations

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The Google-owned site has long faced accusations that it doesn’t do enough to combat videos containing extremism, pornography, abuse, and other policy-violating material. But through a combination of people and technology, millions of these videos and channels are being flagged and removed.

The company explains that a channel is deleted if it accrues three community guideline strikes in 90 days, or a single case of severe abuse, which includes predatory behavior. Over 1.6 million channels were removed in Q3 2018, along with the 50.2 million videos they contained. During the month of September, most of these—almost 80 percent—were deleted because they fell under the category of spam, misleading, and scam.

Of the 7.8 million videos that were also removed, 6.3 million were initially flagged by machines before being forwarded to human moderators for deletion, and 74.5 percent of these never got a single view. Human flaggers come in the form of trusted moderators, users, NGOs, and government agencies. Like the offending channels, most videos were deleted because of spam, misleading, and scam content (72 percent), while child safety was second at just over ten percent. Violent extremism made up just 0.4 percent of these videos.

Finally, YouTube removed a massive 224 million comments during the quarter, the vast majority of which was spam identified by automated flagging. Just 0.5 percent were deleted as a result of human flagging.

While Google has increased its number of moderators to over 100,000 this year, the 300+ hours of video that gets uploaded every minute makes it impossible to pre-check every one.

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QuantumPhysics

TS Evangelist
Youtube, just like Facebook uses an Artificial Intelligence software to automatically flag pornographic videos and videos that violate copyrights.

But what they can't so easily detect is videos from other languages, mirrored videos or videos that spam/mislead in other languages - nor can they detect violent political rhetoric in underused languages.

There's a huge grey area.

As far as "political rhetoric", Youtube (and other social media) reserve the rights to delete any rhetoric they choose to. If they decide that right-wing or left-wing rhetoric is unacceptable - They can arbitrarily delete it. Same goes for gun videos they don't like.

If you don't like it - you are free to build your own server and have your own subscribers. But what you will not be allowed to do is pollute the internet with conspiracy theories and tasteless, senseless rhetoric.
 

YSignal

TS Booster
Youtube, just like Facebook uses an Artificial Intelligence software to automatically flag pornographic videos and videos that violate copyrights.

But what they can't so easily detect is videos from other languages, mirrored videos or videos that spam/mislead in other languages - nor can they detect violent political rhetoric in underused languages.

There's a huge grey area.

As far as "political rhetoric", Youtube (and other social media) reserve the rights to delete any rhetoric they choose to. If they decide that right-wing or left-wing rhetoric is unacceptable - They can arbitrarily delete it. Same goes for gun videos they don't like.

If you don't like it - you are free to build your own server and have your own subscribers. But what you will not be allowed to do is pollute the internet with conspiracy theories and tasteless, senseless rhetoric.
The most popular youtubers videos are filled with tasteless, senseless rhetoric. And they won't do **** about it because of their subscriber count.
 

vhfan

TS Enthusiast
Don't be fooled into thinking this is anything other than censorship against conservative voices and anything that leans to anything other than Googles pro communist and anti USA agenda.

Anti USA content is NEVER removed neither is pro Islamic material.

Google has been exposed on the big stage just like pro communist facebook and Twitter . All three are very close to the man that says his goal is to destroy the USA George Soros and all three are actively involved in trying to wipe out free speech by the year 2020 .

Of course you won't hear a peep about it from any of the below Wikileaks listed fake news sources .

ABC – Cecilia Vega
ABC - David Muir
ABC – Diane Sawyer
ABC – George Stephanoplous
ABC – Jon Karl
ABC – Liz Kreutz
AP – Julie Pace
AP – Ken Thomas
AP – Lisa Lerer
AURN – April Ryan
Bloomberg – Jennifer Epstein
Bloomberg – John Heillman
Bloomberg/MSNBC – Jonathan Alter
Bloomberg – Mark Halperin
Buzzfeed – Ben Smith
Buzzfeed – Ruby Cramer
CBS – Gayle King
CBS – John Dickerson
CBS – Norah O'Donnell
CBS – Steve Chagaris
CBS – Vicki Gordon
CNBC – John Harwood
CNN – Brianna Keilar
CNN – Dan Merica
CNN – David Chailan
CNN – Erin Burnett
CNN – Gloria Borger
CNN – Jake Tapper
CNN – Jeff Zeleny
CNN - Jeff Zucker
CNN – John Berman
CNN – Kate Bouldan
CNN – Maria Cardona
CNN – Mark Preston
CNN – Sam Feist
Daily Beast – Jackie Kucinich
GPG – Mike Feldman
HuffPo – Amanda Terkel
HuffPo – Arianna Huffington
HuffPo – Sam Stein
HuffPo – Whitney Snyder
LAT – Evan Handler
LAT – Mike Memoli
McClatchy – Anita Kumar
MORE – Betsy Fisher Martin
MSNBC – Alex Seitz-Wald
MSNBC – Alex Wagner
MSNBC – Andrea Mitchell
MSNBC - Beth Fouhy
MSNBC – Ed Schultz
MSNBC – Joe Scarborough
MSNBC – Mika Brzezinski
MSNBC – Phil Griffin
MSNBC – Rachel Maddow
MSNBC – Rachel Racusen
MSNBC – Thomas Roberts
National Journal – Emily Schultheis
NBC – Chuck Todd
NBC – Mark Murray
NBC – Savannah Gutherie
New Yorker – David Remnick
New Yorker – Ryan Liza
NPR – Mike Oreskes
NPR – Tamara Keith
NY Post – Geofe Earl
NYT – Amy Chozik
NYT – Carolyn Ryan
NYT – Gail Collins
NYT – John Harwoodje
NYT – Jonathan Martin
NYT – Maggie Haberman
NYT – Pat Healey
PBS – Charlie Rose
People – Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Politico – Annie Karni
Politico – Gabe Debenedetti
Politico – Glenn Thrush
Politico – Kenneth Vogel
Politico – Mike Allen
Reuters – Amanda Becker
Tina Brown – Tina Brown
The Hill – Amie Parnes
Univision – Maria-Elena Salinas
Vice – Alyssa Mastramonoco
Vox – Jon Allen
WaPo – Anne Gearan
WaPo – Greg Sargent
WSJ – Laura Meckler
WSJ – Peter Nicholas
WSJ – Colleen McCain Nelson
Yahoo – Matt Bai
 

Tantor

TS Booster
Very True.

Nonsense terms like 'hate speech' are used to justify suppressing those who express concern about the destruction of traditional America. The goal is to pathologize anger. It is regarded as an illness if you express anger while your rights are taken away, your communities are overrun by foreigners, your jobs are shipped overseas, and everything you consider sacred is expunged.

The Soviet Union did the same exact thing. Those who questioned the Communist agenda were deemed to be mentally ill, or shipped to the Gulags.

Amazon banned Confederate flags and paraphernalia. Pray tell what danger do southern patriots pose to the US or the international community? None whatsoever. Other than that they are critical of those who want to destroy traditional America. It's ironic that southern patriots are some of the greatest defenders of traditional America. Which is perhaps why Amazon banned their sacred symbols.

Look at the unveiled hatred expressed towards southern statues. They happen to be sacred monuments, erected by communities that lost hundreds of thousands of young men protecting their home land. But, you say, they represent slavery. Well the American Indians also had slaves, and nobody would dream of destroying their monuments. Many were voracious cannibals like the Aztecs who boasted that they killed over 80,000 captives in one year, yet nobody is talking about tearing down the Mexican pyramids.

Meanwhile the mainstream media is rife with anti-white rhetoric. Michael Moore and Bill Maher have frequently expressed 'hate speech' against whites. Don Lemon famously said that white men pose the greatest terrorist threat to America. Sarah Jeong of NY Times posted a long series of extremely racist anti-white tweets. Jeong only got her US citizenship in 2017, what gives her the right to criticize traditional America? Neither CNN nor NY Times disavowed their employees or even censured them.

Hate speech is OK as long as it's directed one way - against traditional values and the European ethnic peoples.

By the way, George Soros is just a figurehead. There is no way a single man could be responsible for everything attributed to him.
 
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QuantumPhysics

TS Evangelist
The most popular youtubers videos are filled with tasteless, senseless rhetoric. And they won't do **** about it because of their subscriber count.

If you don't like it - you are free to build your own server and have your own subscribers. But what you will not be allowed to do is pollute the internet with conspiracy theories and tasteless, senseless rhetoric.
 

QuantumPhysics

TS Evangelist
Don't be fooled into thinking this is anything other than censorship against conservative voices and anything that leans to anything other than Googles pro communist and anti USA agenda.

Anti USA content is NEVER removed neither is pro Islamic material.

#1 That's not true.
They remove Islamic terrorist recruitment videos, but there is nothing rong with "pro-Islamic" videos any more than there is wrong with Pro-Jewish videos.

#2 You have no proof whatsoever that they go against conservative voices...

But let's say that they were ultra-liberal and they did go after conservative voices specifically...

Let me remind you of what I SAID:

"If you don't like it - you are free to build your own server and have your own subscribers. But what you will not be allowed to do is pollute the internet with conspiracy theories and tasteless, senseless rhetoric."


If you think for a second I have to let you run your rhetoric on my servers you are WRONG.

I don't care if you do realize how popular Youtube and Facebook and Twitter are.

Private entities are NOT congress and there is NO 1st Amendment right protecting you from them.

It's like if you were to come to my webpages and type things I disagree with and don't want on my site.

I'll block, ban and delete you so fast you'll think you were born with Warp Drive.

I'm actually disappointed Zuckerberg didn't come out against the Congress like Larry Flynt.
 

Xclusiveitalian

TS Evangelist
Youtube/Google does clearly censor conservatives, and they have the right to do so which is scary. However, this just shows us all that these sites do need to follow american laws that protect against discrimination. Sites like youtube, facebook make billions but save hundreds of billions on taxes. If they want to discriminate against a large portion of the United States population they should be TAXED fully. You will see how fast they stop their disgusting discrimination tactics. They love money more than anything else, hit them where it matters most.
 

QuantumPhysics

TS Evangelist
Very True.

Nonsense terms like 'hate speech' are used to justify suppressing those who express concern about the destruction of traditional America.

If you don't like it - you are free to build your own server and have your own subscribers. But what you will not be allowed to do is pollute the internet with conspiracy theories and tasteless, senseless rhetoric.

I can promise you, Liberals won't bother coming on Your platform and spewing liberal propaganda - and if they do - just block/ ban them.

"conservatives" seem to think the liberal owned social media platforms have to tolerate them.

THEY DON'T.

Nor do Conservatives have to tolerate left-leaning liberals.

That's what FREEDOM looks like.

You are free to speak but I don't have to listen and I damn sure ain't letting you on my hard drives taking up space if I don't agree with you.

And if you don't like it: start your own social media.

That's what the constitution absolutely says. "CONGRESS shall make no law"
 

moon982

TS Enthusiast
YouTube is burning content creators. They are leaving in droves.

And YouTube is turning back like in old days of spam, promotion sales, cat videos , funny videos, smuf videos so on.

Well content creators are leaving in droves.
 

QuantumPhysics

TS Evangelist
YouTube is burning content creators. They are leaving in droves.

And YouTube is turning back like in old days of spam, promotion sales, cat videos , funny videos, smuf videos so on.

Well content creators are leaving in droves.

I'm a content creator. I have almost 50,000 subs.

As long as my checks keep coming, I'm not leaving.

I can't think of another way to make $2000 a month by shooting videos on an iPhone.