YouTube ensures that videos with prohibited content are “little seen”


For the first time, the company revealed the prevalence of videos that violate its regulations, ensuring that they are little seen before being eliminated.

Youtube has become the video platform most popular worldwide. However, every day clips are uploaded that infringe their politics. That is why the platform deletes them from its service.

Until this moment it was unknown how many videos with prohibited content they were eliminated. But for the first time it showed the “Violative View Rate” (VVR).

Youtube ensures that videos that violate its rules are little seen

In accordance with Youtube, the videos that violate its rules are few seen before being eliminated.

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“The most recent VVR is between 0.16% and 0.18%. In other words, out of every 10,000 views on YouTube, between 16 and 18 come from infringing content. This is a decrease of more than 70% compared to the same quarter of 2017 and is due, in large part, to our investment in machine learning “

In the last 3 months of 2020, this content only reached 1% of views, that is, about 1.6 million visits out of every 1,000 million in Youtube correspond to videos that violate their content policies.

«It is a very low figure. Obviously we want it to be even lower, and that’s what my team works for day and night, “said Jennifer O’Connor, YouTube’s security director, at a press conference.

The service noted that since 2017 they have made great strides blocking videos that promote hate speech or others that they consider dangerous. In this way, it has sought to improve the experience of its users.

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Automated moderation systems detect 94% of infringing content and remove 75% of it before they reach 10 views.

“The VVR calculates the percentage of YouTube views of infringing content, which is based on a sample consisting of views of content in videos, short videos and live streams that have been converted to videos. Views obtained from live broadcasts, or YouTube TV are not included “

Since 2018, Youtube has deleted more than 83 million videos and 7 billion comments.

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