Number of videos removed from YouTube worldwide Q1 2020, by source of first detection

During the first quarter of 2020, YouTube's automated flagging process caused more than 5.7 million videos to be removed from the video-sharing platform. Automated flagging accounted for the bulk of content removal - user-generated flagging only caused 300,407 videos to be removed for violating community guidelines during the same quarter.

Number of videos removed from YouTube worldwide from 1st quarter 2019 to 1st quarter 2020, by source of first detection

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q1 2019 to Q1 2020

Special properties

including automated flagging

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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