About 16-18 times out of 10,000 YouTube views occur in video violations.
On the 6th, YouTube, the world’s largest video sharing platform, serviced by Google, shared views that occurred before videos that violate regulations were removed due to censorship.
Although it is not possible to determine the details such as the number of viewers or the actual number of views from these views, YouTube said that 16-18 times per 10,000 total views of all videos occurred in videos that violate the guidelines.
This is similar to last year, which corresponds to 0.16% to 0.18% of the total number of views, but is significantly lower than 0.64% to 0.72% three years ago.
The number of views for videos that violate YouTube regulations has been on the decline over the past three years.
YouTube is the world’s largest online video platform, with over 2 billion users and over 500 hours of video uploaded every minute. However, these 2 billion users are already 2 years ago, and 500 million hours of statistics are 3 years old.
As such, YouTube does not update details such as the number of views or number of users for the entire video, so it is unclear what conclusions can be drawn based on the number of views for videos that violate the rules.
On the 21st, O’Connor, head of product management at YouTube’s Trust & Safety Team, said on the 21st, “We have decided to disclose these statistics so that users can know that this is meaningful work.”
Companies that provide platforms to post personal content, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, are striving to strike a balance between policing and personal freedom of expression for harmful materials posted on their platforms. I am writing.
Although YouTube has been dealing with misinformation, conspiracy theories, discrimination, hate, massacre, child abuse, and exploitation videos on an unprecedented scale worldwide, critics argue that there is too little effort to coordinate and manage these contents.
“We don’t catch everything,” O’Connor said, “So we try to track what’s the impact of that on our viewers.” In this statistic, the user counts the number of views per video, whether they watched 30 seconds or 30 minutes. Even if the user stops playing before the scene in question appears in the video, this is also included in the number of views.
YouTube did not specifically specify the types of videos that were deleted in violation of the rules, but said: “the breakdown is similar to the violation categories of removed videos, a measurement that YouTube already releases in its routine transparency reports.”
For example, videos removed in violation of YouTube’s child safety policy accounted for the largest share of all videos removed in the last three months of 2020, followed by violence or graphic content at 20.6%, nude or sexual content at 15.8%, followed by 15.5% of spam or misleading content.