YouTube wants to stop the spread of problematic content


After a warning to the user, „all Community Guidelines strikes will have the same penalty.” Accounts and channels violating rules will be deleted. Last week, YouTube purged 400 channels and tens of millions of comments linked to child pornography and meant to recruit children into pedophilic activity. “Any content – including comments- that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube,” a spokesperson for YouTube wrote in a statement. „Every quarter we remove millions of videos and channels that violate our policies and we remove the majority of these videos before they have any views. We are always working to improve our systems and to remove violative content more quickly,” he said.


At the same time YouTube consented to rely on copyright holders claim the content included by users in their videos. In some circumstances a second review will be possible for users who believe their video was claimed in error.


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