YouTube removes over 70,000 videos related to Russian-Ukrainian conflict / Digital Information World

Since the Russian-Ukrainian conflict that began in late February, YouTube has made a point of removing 70,000 war-related videos to date.

This report was confirmed by the Guardian recently, as the tech giant opened up about how it is cracking down on content that goes against its policy. And that was to prevent all content creators from setting up an image of denial related to the ongoing war.

Although the platform claims it didn’t go all out for law enforcement, it did manage to suspect a massive 9,000 YouTube channels along the way. This included one that was linked to a journalist who supported the current Kremlin government and its affiliated journalists.

Interestingly, the videos of this particular reporter not only violated company rules and regulations, but also went so far as to call the ongoing war the fashionable liberation mission.

YouTube has mentioned how they face huge infringement policies such as those tied to major content creators denying the brutal reality of the ongoing war, but this isn’t the first time they’ve been forced into it. to face. After all, who can forget content related to Holocaust denial and more.

The company’s CPO told the Guardian how YouTube is used to taking action against such measures and they are usually unprecedented. Thanks to its new policy, YouTube has also noticed a surge in Ukrainian, Polish and Russian users trying to make the most of authoritative war-related content.

We are talking about a massive 40 million views generated by such proofs. Likewise, the platform shed light on the central role of the company in terms of spreading the right information regarding the war event.

As we all know, YouTube has always had a huge responsibility when it comes to providing its users with credible facts about the ongoing storylines and that’s why it needed to act fast when it comes to this conflict in Ukraine as well.

This decision also highlights the crucial role the company plays in the fight against misinformation. When you think about it, Russia alone has around 90 million YouTube users and the fact that it’s the biggest video-sharing app in the country means the liability is doubled.

In case you didn’t know, the company also played a leading role in cracking down on government-sponsored media links whose primary purpose was to spread Kremlin propaganda-themed messages.

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John C. Dent