Videos Removed by YouTube, by Removal Reason
Source: Google. Transparency Report: YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement (www.google.com, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2018-2021
Geographical area: Global
Link to original document: transparencyreport.google.com
This chart shows the distribution of videos removed by YouTube, by the reason removal, over the period September 2018-March 2022. 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, violent or graphic content and nudity or sexual content. In the first quarter of 2022, the child safety content decline by 53.5% compared to the same period of 2021, while harmful or dangerous content increased in the same period by 463% and harassement and cyberbullying by 579%.