The pandemic backed YouTube into a moderation corner. It has the numbers to prove it.

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The pandemic backed YouTube into a moderation corner. It has the numbers to prove it.

No, you’re not imaging things: More YouTube videos have been getting pulled down since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Google-owned company confirmed as much Tuesday, making clear in its second quarter Community Guidelines Enforcement Report that it had removed scores of videos that did not, in fact, violate community standards.

At issue, the report explains, is an increased reliance on automated systems resulting from a decision to keep its more sophisticated human moderators at home. (“Some teams just can’t work from home if their work is sensitive, or if they live in areas that don’t have the right technical infrastructure in place,” Matt Koval, creator liaison at YouTube has explained.) Read more…

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