Distribution of video comments removed from YouTube worldwide Q1 2020, by reason

During the first quarter of 2020, 67.9 percent of removed video comments on the Google platform YouTube were deleted due to being spam, misleading, or scam content. Additionally, in the same quarter, 13.9 percent of comments on videos were removed due to child safety reasons. Over 693 million comments were deleted from YouTube during the first quarter of 2020.

Distribution of removed YouTube comments worldwide as of 1st quarter 2020, by removal reason

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q1 2020

Supplementary notes

"Using a combination of people and technology, we remove comments that violate our Community Guidelines. We also filter comments which we have high confidence are spam into a ‘Likely spam’ folder that creators can review and approve if they choose. This exhibit shows the volume of comments removed by YouTube for violating our Community Guidelines and filtered as likely spam which creators did not approve. The data does not include comments removed when YouTube disables the comment section on a video. It also does not include comments taken down when a video itself is removed (individually or through a channel-level suspension), when a commenter’s account is terminated, or when a user chooses to remove certain comments or hold them for review."

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