For months, Youtube is immersed in an incessant struggle against inappropriate content on the platform, focusing all its efforts on…
For months, Youtube is immersed in an incessant struggle against inappropriate content on the platform, focusing all its efforts on the identification and elimination of excessively violent or extremist videos, through new moderation equipment and the use of machine learning .
And it seems that so much effort begins to bear fruit. This Monday, the company has shared through his official blog a quarterly report, which details the feat achieved during the last three months of 2017 in the fight against inappropriate content, noting that More than 8 million videos were completely removed from the platform.
Intelligence Desk is the group of moderators that YouTube decided to form earlier this year, with the sole objective of minimizing inappropriate content on the platform. In this way, while 81% of unsuitable videos were identified by artificial intelligence systems , these were subsequently eliminated by the group of moderators responsible for keeping this type of content at bay.
According to YouTube, the vast majority of deleted videos contained spam or were adult content , strictly prohibited on the platform. Thanks to the different technologies of machine learning , however, YouTube proudly states that many of the videos were removed before, even that any user could see them.
Beyond the work of artificial intelligence systems, YouTube also highlights the collaboration of users of the platform, which in the last quarter of last year helped detect more than 400,000 inappropriate videos. At the end of the day, as the company itself points out, Implement machine learning translates into more people checking content, not less , because the systems are based on human revision to evaluate if the content violates the policies.
It is clear that the situation of extremist content on YouTube is improving slowly, although there is still much work to be done . YouTube has yet to solve the problems of its platform for children, creating an app that is based exclusively on selected content by hand , and combat the conspiratorial videos that flood the platform.
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