It has been recently revealed that YouTube deleted 8 million videos in three months. YouTube, was one of some internet companies who were under pressure from national governments and the EU to remove such videos.
It has been reported that 6.7m videos were first flagged for review by machines instead of humans in which 76% were removed before they got a single view.
YouTube Deleted 8 Million Videos From Site
After the mass murder in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in the US, videos that showed the survivors were “crisis actors” implanted to build fake opposition to guns, were promoted. YouTube has also been criticized for the content it shows.
The company wrote in a blog post
Our investment in machine learning to help speed up removals is paying off across high-risk, low-volume areas ike violent extremism and in high-volume areas, like spam, 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. The majority of these 8m videos were spam or people attempting to upload adult contentand represent a fraction of a percent of YouTube’s total views during this time period
YouTube also claimed that the automatic flagging helped us to achieve a goal of removing maximum number of videos. YouTube also hires its own human reviewers who observe and look at suspect content that is passed by machine-based system. The company is planning to make a team of 10,000 reviewers by the end of 2018.