As criticism of the site increases, and lawmakers start to clamp down on Google, Alphabet is shining a spotlight on their efforts to reign in YouTube's problematic content. According to a report by Reuters, YouTube took down 58 million videos and 224 million comments last quarter. That's over 7 videos and 30 comments a second, by my calculations. In an effort to filter the massive amount of content, Google now employs over 10,000 moderators aided by AI detection algorithms, but they still claim pre-screening every video is "unfeasible." Nearly 80 percent of the channel takedowns related to spam uploads, YouTube said. About 13 percent concerned nudity, and 4.5 percent child safety. YouTube said users post billions of comments each quarter. It declined to disclose the overall number of accounts that have uploaded videos, but said removals were also a small fraction. In addition, about 7.8 million videos were removed individually for policy violations, in line with the previous quarter.