YouTube: Over 1.8M Videos Removed in Q2 2021 for Violating Child Safety Policies

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YouTube said it removed more than 1.8 million videos during the second quarter of 2021 for violations of its child safety policies.

YouTube vice president of government affairs and public policy Leslie Miller said during a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday morning on protecting children online that the platform removed roughly 7 million accounts believed to belong to young children and preteens in the first nine months of 2021, with 3 million of those coming in the third quarter alone, as the site has “ramped up our automated removal efforts.”

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