Videos Removed by YouTube, by Removal Reason (2018-2021)

Source: Google. Transparency Report: Videos Removed by YouTube, by Removal Reason (, 2021)
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2018-2021
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-March 2021. 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 child abusive content, nudity or sexual content, violent or graphic content and spam, misleading and scam content. The child abusive content removal increased by 161% compared to the same period of 2019, while spam, misleading and scam content decline in the same period by 87%.