YouTube will ban users for a day for repeated toxic comments
The service will first delete messages and warn users about it. Repeated violation will result in a ban.
The YouTube service team has made changes to the rules that relate to violations of the community guidelines. We are talking about spam and toxic comments that incite hatred. If earlier developers used pop-up notifications to deal with them, where it was said about the need to respect users and authors, now they are forced to resort to more serious methods.
Under the new rules , if YouTube’s automated system detects an offensive comment, it will remove it and notify the user that they have violated the community guidelines. If the same user continues to post toxic comments, they will be banned and will not be able to post comments for 24 hours. At the same time, users have the opportunity to contact YouTube support if they believe that their comment was deleted in error. The company noted that they had already successfully tested this feature before launch – notifications and blocking violators proved to be very effective. This reduces the likelihood of users leaving an offensive comment again.
Currently, toxic comment detection is only available for English-speaking YouTube audiences. In the future, the system will work for other languages.
YouTube comments are notoriously toxic and are a headache for Google. In addition, the site is full of bots. To address this issue, YouTube is constantly improving its automated systems and machine learning models to detect and remove spam. The company said it removed more than 1.1 billion such comments in the first half of 2022.