According to a report published by the popular video streaming platform, more than 1.9 million videos were removed between January and March 2023 in India for violating YouTube’s community guidelines, the country with highest number of deletions among countries.
During the same period, globally, YouTube removed more than 6.48 million videos that violated its community guidelines.
The Community Guidelines enforcement report provides aggregate data about the reports YouTube receives and how YouTube enforces policies.
Between January and March 2023 in India, more than 1.9 million videos were removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines. For comparison, in the United States, 6,54,968 videos were removed, in Russia (4,91,933) and in Brazil (4,49,759). “Since the company’s founding, our Community Guidelines have protected the YouTube community from harmful content. We enforce our policies using a mix of machine learning,” YouTube said. and human evaluators”.
Earlier this month, YouTube said tackling misinformation is crucial for platforms and societies as technology evolves and AI-based tools emerge, and claimed the video streaming platform online will take prompt action against content that is technically manipulated to mislead users and cause actual harm.
YouTube India director Ishan John Chatterjee said at the time that YouTube had well-established community guidelines in place to determine what types of content were allowed on the platform.
According to Chatterjee, combating misinformation is an area of particular importance for the platform. “We have invested and made significant progress in this direction,” he said. But we know that our work here never ends, which is why we will continue to invest in this sector on an ongoing basis.”