Who terminates channels – human or bot?
Recently many people have been reporting that their channels must have been suspended in error, because they claim to have violated no guidelines. Some of these people may be saying the truth/right thing, may be they really violated no guidelines of YouTube. So a question arises as to who causes this sort of YouTube account termination – human or bot? Here ‘bot’ means automated system or artificial intelligence of YouTube.
A straight answer to this question is not found yet, may be never will be. For we all know that YouTube/google maintains very strict privacy in some of their matters. But considering the number of channels, videos and reports YouTube has to constantly deal with, it’s obvious that these channels were terminated by YouTube BOT. That means it’s YouTube’s AI which is responsible for YouTube account termination.
YouTube account termination: must be the doing of a bot
Basically YouTube depends on a report-based system to detect policy violations. Many of these reports may be fake or improper, which increases the number of reports submitted even bigger. So all these reports can not be checked manually. YouTube/google most probably doesn’t have a manpower that big. So they must have set a percentage standard for reports on videos and channels in their automated system.
Currently this standard seems to be very low. It could be as low as 1%, which means that if 1% of the total viewers of a video or channel have submitted a particular type of report on it, YouTube’s automated system will take that report into account and take actions based on severity, like removing that video with or without posing a strike, even terminating the user’s account/channel. This is how YouTube account termination occurs.
The reason YouTube allows appeal for suspension of accounts
YouTube uses artificial intelligence to enforce community guidelines. That’s why everybody gets to appeal the suspension of their channel, if they believe their YouTube account termination was done in error. We hope YouTube authority checks all the suspension appeals manually and does not use any automated system to check any of these appeals.
Actually there is a reason for this suspicion. In recent times, many YouTubers after appealing the suspension of their channels, have received as answer which states that their accounts are pretty fine and they shouldn’t face any problem logging in, whereas they still found their channels suspended. Many of them have been obliged to consider this as a practical joke, for obvious reason.
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