The content management services by Wipro will include removing videos that contain explicit content. A group of professionals will manually moderate videos on YouTube and remove those that violate community guidelines. The video sharing platform currently uses machine learning algorithms to weed out objectional content from its platform. However, it still requires manual intervention for the second level of filtering.
Considering the 2 billion active users that the platform receives each month, content moderation is a gigantic work for YouTube. According to a Wipro spokesperson, the company already works with Google on a number of other projects.
For Wipro, the YouTube moderation contract may not be a big-sized project, but it has been a part of their new strategy to work with many internet companies.
India tops the list of users being flagged on the Google-owned platform. YouTube removed over 8.28 million videos during October to December 2017. These videos were removed based on automated flagging.
According to YouTube, the banned videos include inappropriate content ranging from sexual, spam, hateful or abusive speech, violent or repulsive content. Of the total videos removed, 6.6 million were based on the automated flagging while the rest are based on human detection.
YouTube relies on a number of external teams from all over the world to review flagged videos. The company removes content that violets its terms and conditions. 76% of the flagged videos were removed before they received any views.