YouTube is currently the second most used search engine just after Google and the third most visited site after Google and Facebook.
Four hundred hundred hours of videos uploaded every minute on YouTube. The statistics are insane.
According to CEO Sundar Pichai, YouTube removed over nine million videos in the last quarter to reduce the spread of harmful content. YouTube has recently made “significant revisions” to its hate speech policy.
Besides that, he acknowledged that the platform was too big to fix the problem completely.
During a CNN interview that aired Sunday, Pichai said “We’ve gotten much better at using a combination of machines and humans. So it’s one of those things, let’s say we’re getting it right 99% of the time, you’ll still be able to find examples. Our goal is to take that to a very, very small percentage well below 1%.”
Pichai said, “We've gotten much better at using a combination of machines and humans” When asked whether there will ever be enough humans to filter through and remove such content.
He also noted, “We need better frameworks where users get that comfort that they are in control of their data, how it”s used, and they feel like they have agency over it. And so, I think it”s an important moment for all of us to do better here.”