A spokesperson for YouTube provided the following statement to Mediaite:
YouTube has clear policies that prohibit content like gratuitous violence, hate speech and incitement to commit violent acts, and we remove videos violating these policies when flagged by our users. We also terminate any account registered by a member of a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and used in an official capacity to further its interests.
YouTube content is largely made up of self-published videos by the site’s users. But once a video is uploaded, there is a waiting period for it to process, during which moderators at the site can also stop the video from publishing if the content is deemed inappropriate.
YouTube also has some “guidelines” for users posting content. A sample:
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