Luckily, YouTube offers several avenues to report a video or
a channel. However, you should also consider the possible repercussions of
reporting a video or channel. It's important to report bad content before it
does you and your fellow users in harm's way.
The best way to report a YouTube channel is through the
YouTube mobile app. It's also easy to do it on a desktop. Once you've logged
in, you can go to the channel page and type the name of the video you want to
report. Once you've selected the video you're attempting to report, you can
click the "Report this video" button on the right side of the screen.
If you're on a mobile device, you'll have to click on the channel icon on the
top left corner of the screen to find the same options.
YouTube is one of the largest search engines in the world.
The site is populated by hundreds of thousands of content creators, each of
whom uploads videos and other content to the site. When a creator releases an
off-color or offensive video or message, it can diminish the enjoyment of
YouTube as a whole. In response to this, YouTube has devised a number of ways
to keep you from encountering troublemakers, including an expanded menu that
contains a section for user reporting. It's not enough to simply report a
channel; you need to be able to explain the nature of your complaint in order
to receive the best treatment.
YouTube's content and community guidelines are always
changing. It's important to read the latest version in order to know what is
permissible on the service. For example, the newest version of YouTube's
content guidelines only allows users to upload content that is legally
permitted under United States law. You might be surprised to know that some
countries have different laws on the books. You'll also need to know what
constitutes spam on the site.
The company has done a good job of weeding out shoddy
content, but you'll still have to be careful with what you share on the site.
For instance, you should never post links to pornographic content. If you do,
you could be subject to a ban from the site. You might also be subject to
malware, phishing or other forms of cyber-attack.
The YouTube app does a lot of the grunt work for you, but
you can also report single videos and channels. In addition to the above
mentioned features, you can also flag user comments and profile pictures. You
may want to consider the use of a third party such as Ads Can Help, an official
Google partner, to ensure that your reported content isn't a scam.
While there is no one correct way to report a video, you can
make the process as easy or as complex as you like. There's no guarantee that
your video will be taken down. A review of your reports by a seasoned member of
the YouTube team will determine whether you've nailed it.