Trend in Removal Rates on Youtube Based on the Moving Averages of Percentage of Removed Cases (2017)

Source: Berecz, Tamás and Charlotte Devinat. The State of Cyber Hate (Brussels: International Network Against Cyber Hate, 2018)
Topic: Hate Speech
Reference year: 2017
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
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The chart presents the share of the reported content which was removed by YouTube, based on data collected by the International Network Against Cyber Hate. The report found that, in 2017, YouTube’s monthly removal rate was highly volatile, recording maximum levels in January and April (90%) and minimum one in June (around 22%). Overall, YouTube’s removal rate has a slight downward trend in 2017.