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 shows the percentage 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. Trusted Flagger program members include individuals, NGOs, and government agencies that are particularly effective at notifying YouTube of content that violates their Community Guidelines. The chart shows that automated flagging is by far the first source of detection compared to human detection.