Videos Removed by YouTube, by Source of First Detection (Human)

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 number of videos removed by YouTube for the period October 2017-March 2022, by first source of detection (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 the highest number of removed videos were first noticed by users (12,468,976 videos), followed by individual trusted flaggers (4,614,456 videos), NGOs (181,430 videos) and government agencies (755 videos).