When it started out, YouTube was seen as a safe space, free from government regulation and censorship. But as the 'wild west' of social media becomes more evolved, content managers are realizing the difficulty in monitoring the content that lies within.
YouTube revealed that in the last three months, it has pulled down roughly 58 million videos containing inappropriate or hateful content.
YouTube said the videos removed mainly had inappropriate adult content or spam, but did not say how it will deal with the large amount of hateful or conspiratorial videos.
A spokeswoman said the company will weed out the inappropriate content with a new algorithm
"We've always used a mix of human reviewers and technology to address violative content on our platform, and in 2017 we started applying more advanced machine-learning technology to flag content for review by our teams," she said.
"This combination of smart detection technology and highly-trained human reviewers has enabled us to consistently enforce our policies with increasing speed."