Number of videos removed from YouTube worldwide as of Q1 2020

During the first quarter of 2020, a total of 6.1 million videos were removed from the Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube. This includes videos that had been automatically flagged for violating the platform's community guidelines. In comparison, only 399,422 videos were removed via flags from non-automated flagging systems.

Number of videos removed from YouTube worldwide from 4th quarter 2017 to 1st quarter 2020

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q4 2017 to Q1 2020

Supplementary notes

"Flags can come from our automated flagging systems, from members of the Trusted Flagger program (NGOs, government agencies, and individuals) or from users in the broader YouTube community. YouTube relies on teams around the world to review flagged videos and remove content that violates our Community Guidelines; restrict videos (e.g., age-restrict content that may not be appropriate for all audiences); or leave the content live when it doesn’t violate our guidelines. This exhibit shows the number of videos removed by YouTube for violating its Community Guidelines per quarter."

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