New Delhi, April 25: YouTube deleted over eight million videos during the fourth quarter of 2017 for violating their content policies, according to numbers released by the company on Tuesday.
Most of the removed videos were spam or pornography and counted for "a fraction of a percent of YouTube's total views during this time period,” the company said.
Of those 8 million videos deleted, 6.7 million were flagged by machine-learning software, the company said. And more than three quarters of those flagged videos were removed by a human employee before even one public viewing, it said.
Sexually explicit videos attracted 9.1 million reports from the website's users, while 4.7 million were reported for hateful or abusive content.