Videos Removed by YouTube, by Removal Reason (2018-2020)

Source: Google. Transparency Report: Videos Removed by YouTube, by Removal Reason (, 2021)
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2018-2020
Geographical area: Global
Method: Self-reporting
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This chart shows the distribution of videos removed by YouTube, by the reason removal, over the period September 2018-December 2020. These removal reasons correspond to YouTube’s Community Guidelines. Reviewers evaluate flagged videos against all of YouTube's Community Guidelines and policies, regardless of the reason the video was originally flagged. As the chart shows, the most frequent reasons of removal of videos are spam, misleading and scam content, child abusive content, nudity or sexual content and violent or graphic content.