The Number of Videos Removed by YouTube, by Source of First Detection (2017-2021)

Source: Google. Transparency Report: Videos Removed by YouTube, by Source of First Detection (www.google.com, 2021)
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2017-2021
Geographical area: Global
Method: Self-reporting
Link to original document: transparencyreport.google.com
The chart number of videos removed by YouTube for the period October 2017-December 2021, by first source of detection (automated flagging or human detection). Flags from human detection can come from a user or a member of YouTube’s Trusted Flagger program,which include individuals, NGOs, and government agencies. The chart shows that the number of automated flagging is significantly higher compared to human detection. When it comes to human detection, the biggest number of removed videos were first noticed by users, followed by individual trusted flaggers, NGOs and government agencies.