Between July and September of this year, Google deleted 5.6 million videos from the online video platform YouTube. 5 million YouTube channels have also been cancelled. More than 94 percent of deleted videos were identified by computers rather than humans.
This information was revealed in YouTube’s third quarter Community Guidelines Enforcement Report.
In the report, YouTube and Google said that 36 percent of the videos detected by the machine were deleted from the server before anyone watched those. 31 percent of videos are deleted before less than 10 people watched them.
67 percent of the total deleted videos were deleted before 10 people watched them. At the same time, YouTube canceled 50 million channels for not following the rules of using the platform.
Most of these videos have been deleted by YouTube for not complying with YouTube’s spam policy. Some videos used false information in their metadata. Also used were fake thumbnails, fraudulent content. In some cases, spam was also seen in the comments below the video.
YouTube said that in the third quarter of 2022, YouTube deleted 72 million comments. All of these were spam.
Many youngsters are now choosing YouTube as their primary source of income. In this situation YouTubers may face problems due to banning of this huge amount of videos and channels. But it has been strictly stated by YouTube that any violation of the rules will result in the deletion of the relevant video channel or comment from the platform.