YouTube announces deletion of over 120,000 videos for “misinformation”

Sep 8, 2022 | Political News

Google has published its Transparency Report covering the second quarter of 2022, that reveals 122,660 videos were removed from YouTube in this time for violating the giant’s policy on “misinformation.”

Some observers are saying that this is the first time Google has included this category in a quarterly report about the removal of content from its video platform, adding “misinformation” to things like pornography, “hate speech,” child safety, etc.

Content removed for “misinformation” accounts for 2.7 percent of all deleted videos in the period from April until June. More videos disappeared from YouTube for allegedly spreading misinformation than those flagged as promoting violence and violent extremism, and for “other” undefined reasons.