When you happen to be a site with millions of users who upload content every single day, monitoring what is uploaded to make sure that it does not go against the terms of service can be a monstrous, and nigh impossible task unless you have a huge workforce – which would be highly inefficient. The best way would be to empower users with a sense of ownership as they look out for proverbial red flags in the service itself. YouTube has taken this particular approach in an invite-only program, where YouTube offers approximately 200 people, government agencies, and organizations the authority to flag up to 20 videos at a time.
This would certainly ease the burden on YouTube’s dedicated team who review uploaded videos round the clock. This impromptu army of “super flaggers” might be able to help ease the workload, pinpointing potentially offensive videos which violate its community guidelines. The Financial Times reported that out of the 200 or so people and organizations who have been endowed with this responsibility, the British police happens to be one of them.
Most of the time, 90% of the videos flagged by this group of super flaggers will be removed from the site, or restricted to the correct age group.