The Number of Videos Removed by YouTube, by Source of First Detection

Source: Google. Transparency Report: YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement (, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2017-2022
Geographical area: Global
Method: Self-reporting
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The chart number of videos removed by YouTube for the period October 2017-March 2022, 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.