YouTube Removes 17,000 Channels, 100,000 Videos, 500 Million Comments for “Hate Speech”

YouTube says it has removed more than 17,000 channels for “hate speech”, representing a spike in takedowns since its new “hate speech policy” went into effect in June.

THE GOOGLE-OWNED company calls the June update — in which YouTube said it would specifically prohibit videos that “glorify Nazi ideology” or deny “documented violent events” like the so-called Holocaust — a “fundamental shift in our policies” that resulted in the takedown of more than 100,000 individual videos during the second quarter of the year. The number of comments removed during the same period doubled to over 500 million, in part due to the new “hate speech policy”.

YouTube said that the 30,000 videos it had removed in the last month represented 3 percent of the views that knitting videos generated during the same period.

“We’ve been removing harmful content since YouTube started, but our investment in this work has accelerated in recent years,” the company wrote in a Sept. 3 blog post detailing its efforts to clean up its platform through the removal of videos that violate its standards.

YouTube, which has 2 billion monthly logged-in users, has come under fire in recent years for its struggle to keep up with the constant influx of new content that “promotes violence, hate speech or misinformation”. The company has taken steps to censor its platform and remove such content, relying on its machine learning technology to help detect videos that are in need of human review. In the blog post, YouTube said an update to its spam detection system during the second quarter led to a 50 percent increase in the number of channels that were terminated for violating its spam policies.

Together with Google, YouTube also has a team of over 10,000 people who focus on detecting, reviewing and removing videos that violate its policies.

YouTube says the videos removed represented a five-times increase compared with the previous three months. Still, in early August the ADL’s Center on “Extremism” reported finding “a significant number of channels that continue to spread anti-Semitic and white supremacist content”.

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12 thoughts on “YouTube Removes 17,000 Channels, 100,000 Videos, 500 Million Comments for “Hate Speech””

  1. I noticed that Jim’s flat earth post has 458 comments, seems like far and away the most ever for this site. There’s a nice fellow out there in California who had his channel removed called aplanetruth. Jamie Lee covered flat earth and the California SMART fires as his major themes. NOTHING HE DOES COULD BE CONSIDERED HATE speech, so I guess they would say it was disinformation… Jamie can’t find much of a trace of Paradise’s 50,000 former residents. Guys this is a huge story practically no one is exploring. Remember the 3,000 people that got killed on 911? The SMART FIRE in Paradise disappeared ten times that. Perhaps far more. One tow truck driver said he personally saw hundreds of dead people in cars he removed. So how does the eighty some official death toll square with that? Take a look at the drone footage before that’s gone too. The Sacramento Bee Newspaper had footage that showed structures turned to dust and with them countless humans disappeared without a trace. The forest surrounding the structures was largely untouched. They had out of town cops blocking roads. No one can comprehend the evil that is going on there. That UN Agenda 21 map that shows most of the US off limits to humans, if you ever wondered how that would be realized, behold the devastation in Paradise and Santa Rosa. The SMART FIRES were demonstrated in the Hunger Games movie just like everything bad coming our way is foreshadowed by Hollywood. They telegraphed the 911 attacks were coming for years before the event. 911 on clocks in the background of movies like Wallstreet, the Crow, Superman, Sept 11th birthdays mentioned in Enemy of the State and The Matrix and too many others to list. Newsweek had David Rockefeller on it’s cover in 1967. His watch just happened to have the hands on 9 and 11. What are the chances? Construction on the twin towers did not start for until 1969. The twin towers were purpose built for the 911 attacks. I am absolutely convinced of it. There is much speculation on how… DEW, mini-nukes, thermite. Who the hell knows for sure, this crowd can agree plane crashes had nothing to do with the destruction.

    1. Actual groundbreaking for the WTC started in ’66 and construction started in ’68…..I worked at Aliied Chemical a few blocks away ( Rector Street) and would go out at lunch and watch the foundation being dug.

      1. Hey Will, I was referring to twin tower construction only… I believe that was started January 1969. I know the project was started years before. It’s a pretty interesting story in it’s own right… what the city did to the businesses that were previously there and how they steamrolled over the opposition. I have heard that many floors at the twin towers never got finished and were never occupied. Was there anything else about the project that did not make any economic sense? Were they built simply to be destroyed ? How many WTC tenants moved out after the first terror attack?

  2. Just in from Jim Stone re ASSANGE….THIS IS ASTOUNDING AND INCREDIBLY SAD!

    NOW PROVEN: I WAS RIGHT ABOUT ASSANGE GETTING DESTROYED, RIGHT 100%
    They removed him from the embassy and blended his brain for 3 years so badly he turned into a poop smearing invalid and then finished him off in prison. HERE IS PROOF:

    The following was posted by a close friend of Assange. Here. We. Go.
    Whistleblower: Assange tortured so badly he may soon die
    Everybody in that court yesterday saw that one of the greatest journalists and most important dissidents of our times is being tortured to death by the state, before our eyes. To see my friend, the most articulate man, the fastest thinker, I have ever known, reduced to that shambling and incoherent wreck, was unbearable.

    craig 6 hours ago

    I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening.

    Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was Julian’s condition. I was badly shocked by just how much weight my friend has lost, by the speed his hair has receded and by the appearance of premature and vastly accelerated ageing. He has a pronounced limp I have never seen before. Since his arrest he has lost over 15 kg in weight.

    But his physical appearance was not as shocking as his mental deterioration. When asked to give his name and date of birth, he struggled visibly over several seconds to recall both. I will come to the important content of his statement at the end of proceedings in due course, but his difficulty in making it was very evident; it was a real struggle for him to articulate the words and focus his train of thought.

    Until yesterday I had always been quietly skeptical of those who claimed that Julian’s treatment amounted to torture – even of Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture – and skeptical of those who suggested he may be subject to debilitating drug treatments. But having attended the trials in Uzbekistan of several victims of extreme torture, and having worked with survivors from Sierra Leon and elsewhere, I can tell you that yesterday changed my mind entirely and Julian exhibited exactly the symptoms of a torture victim brought blinking into the light, particularly in terms of disorientation, confusion, and the real struggle to assert free will through the fog of learned helplessness

    I had been even more skeptical of those who claimed, as a senior member of his legal team did to me on Sunday night, that they were worried that Julian might not live to the end of the extradition process. I now find myself not only believing it, but haunted by the thought. Everybody in that court yesterday saw that one of the greatest journalists and most important dissidents of our times is being tortured to death by the state, before our eyes. To see my friend, the most articulate man, the fastest thinker, I have ever known, reduced to that shambling and incoherent wreck, was unbearable. Yet the agents of the state, particularly the callous magistrate Vanessa Baraitser, were not just prepared but eager to be a part of this bloodsport. She actually told him that if he were incapable of following proceedings, then his lawyers could explain what had happened to him later. The question of why a man who, by the very charges against him, was acknowledged to be highly intelligent and competent, had been reduced by the state to somebody incapable of following court proceedings, gave her not a millisecond of concern

    1. A person in prison can be given drugs and not be aware of it. It could be in aerosols and food. He should be in a neutral country hospital where he has the protection of the UN or the International Red Cross. Yes, very sad.

  3. The CEOs of these social media companies, combined, made hundreds of visits to the Oval Office during the corrupt Obama era.

    They were told they must eliminate anything that reveals the facts and truths about the fake school shootings and other ”illegal-unethical” Government activities…or else.

    This just continues the shadow Government’s onslaught against the Bill of Rights of our Constitution.

    Amazon’s banning of books that reveal the truth and facts of fake school shootings are perfect examples of the dire situation of the USA. Imagine this….a government at war on its own people. Pretty horrific ….eh?

  4. Not to beat the point to death, but PCR is right once again. The Joe Average, sixpack toting American doesn’t know about his loss of freedoms and he doesn’t particularly care. I mean, he’s got his SixPack and a new cell phone, what else to make him o-so-happy?

    1. One could understand that eventually, the averrage Joe and Jane WILL wake up. Our denigration and negativity should be focused toward those who RULE us, not our neighbors. It takes time.
      As far as YouBoob goes, just do the best to use alternatives. Do not use Google and get the hell off social media.

      1. As long as the Federales pick Americans off one at a time, publicize tortures and injustices and put them before the public, said Americans will acquire, rapidly, a fear of the government. No, Will, focusing on our enemies is not the only game in town, PCR and many others know we have a lot of enemies out there in lala land and they must all be identified.When we see pictures of the wild eyed Hillary with a full grin on her face, we must never forget she’s inwardly saying, “you saps don’t know the way the game is played, now suffer at our hands”. I have my doubts Americans will wake up in time to avert our own genocide. 5G appears to be catching hold despite the dire admonitions of top scientists warning of the consequences of using this modality. And what is Joe Average doing while Rome burns and Nero grins? Nothing at all, too busy watching the Monday nite football game…..look at the latest independent test results of this year’s flu vaccine…..basically worthless s—t. Who’s zoomin’ who?

        1. My point is that allowing ourselves to be a victim of divide and conquer will never serve
          to bring us together to defeat the real enemy…. ..which is the government and corporations, not each other. We are all not on the same level of awareness, but if we have patience and understanding and continue to spread information, it IS possible to reach that goal, working TOGETHER for a common cause. Separating ourselves from our neighbors only yields to their strategies.

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