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YouTube Reveals 58 Million Videos Were Removed In 3 Months

YouTube Removes 58 Million Videos In 3 Months

Over the last couple of years, getting content to ‘make the grade’ on YouTube (at least in terms of monetisation) has been something of an uphill struggle. It’s a factor that has caused a lot of anger in the community. Particularly the exceptionally stringent way in which YouTube operates it’s DMCA claims and appeal system.

It seems, however, that YouTube has probably been far more active in this area than you might have realised. In a report via CNET, YouTube has reported that in just a 3 month period, it has had to remove 58 million videos!

That’s A Lot Of Content!

Rather than being outright DMCA violations though, the video hosting site has been keen to point out that the vast majority of the videos removed were not due to this. It is reported that the significant amount removed featured either straight up spam or in some instances ‘adult’ material.

It seems that this purge has also extended to comments with them reporting over 223 million removed!

Like It Or Not…

YouTube has said that just under three-quarters of the videos were removed automatically via their algorithm. It did, however, leave the final quarter for the team to manually review and remove accordingly. Regardless of your opinion of the video hosting site, this certainly seems to be the trend for the future. They are very keen to promote a ‘wholesome’ level of content with many creators already feeling the pinch.

With many channels being deleted from the platform, it’s going to be interesting to see where this goes in 2019.

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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