How To Report Abusive Contents On Youtube

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How To Report Abusive Contents On Youtube

Although there are a few guidelines that creators must go by, YouTube’s restrictions are not particularly strict. You can report a YouTube video if it contains anything that you believe to be offensive or illegal, including pornographic, libelous, or hate speech.

When reporting a YouTube video, your identity will be kept private, and the report will be reviewed by several YouTube administrators. The person who posted the video will be notified that their content is being reviewed if the report is approved. Any account that consistently uploads objectionable YouTube videos risked being deleted and banned from the platform.

How to report a YouTube video

  • While logged into your YouTube account, go to the video in question.
  •  Click on the three dots below the video, to the right of the view count and title, and then hit “Report.”
  • Select the primary reason you’re reporting the video (“Spam or misleading,” e.g.) and then select a specific reason from the dropdown menu that appears. If there are offensive links in the video, click the box that indicates such. Click “Next” once you’re done.
  • Mark down the timestamp where the offensive content occurs, add any comments you have to support your report and tell moderators what to look for.
  • Click “Report” to confirm the report, and let YouTube’s moderators take care of the rest.


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