Video hosting YouTube has announced an innovation: now the accounts of users who leave comments with insults or spam will be temporarily blocked. This was reported on the company’s official blog.
First, the platform policy violator will receive a warning and their comment will be removed. If you continue to post insults and spam, the profile will be blocked for 24 hours. According to a statement from Google, “tests have shown that this measure reduces the likelihood of repeated offensive comments.”
At first the system will only recognize English text, new languages will be added in the coming months.
The platform also improved algorithms to recognize offensive comments and spam. More than 1.1 billion of the latter were removed in the first half of 2022 alone.
“Our goal is to protect creators from users who attempt to negatively impact the community through comments and to provide greater transparency for users whose comments may have been removed due to policy violations,” YouTube said in a statement. .
Remember, according to the research company Mediascope, Russians started watching more YouTube. Experts believe that demand for the site has grown due to users’ desire to insulate themselves from the negative news agenda.