YouTube AI takes down 94 percent of rule-breaking videos before anyone sees them

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YouTube released data on Tuesday arguing that it is getting better at spotting and removing videos that break its rules against disinformation, hate speech, and other banned content.

The “violative view rate” (VVR) has dropped over 70% since it was first tracked in the fourth quarter of 2017, YouTube said, and demonstrates its progress in blocking hate speech and other videos it considers dangerous before they go viral.

At YouTube AI takes down 94 percent of rule-breaking videos before anyone sees them, the company says.

Over the past five years, YouTube has paid out over $2 billion to its partners who have chosen to monetize their claims using Content ID instead of taking down videos.

  • There are 9,000+ partners using Content ID, including many major network broadcasters, movie studios and record labels.
  • YouTube’s partners have claimed over 800 million videos since Content ID was implemented.