Video Report

Allow users to report a video and automatically hide it.

How does this mitigate hate?

Users should be able to report any harassing or hateful videos that are visible to them. Sending a video for review should pause or hide the video on the reporter’s end.


When to use it?

All users should have the ability to report an instance of abuse or violation of policies. An option to report a video should be accessible, concise, and allow for the user to include multiple timestamps to specify the offense.

How does it work?

Give users the option to report video specific content in the reporting tools and include the time stamp as the objectionable content may only be in a specific place.

After a successful report has been submitted, the offending video should be paused, muted, and hidden from the reporter and the video’s owner should be notified that their post has been reported and why.

The reporter should also be able to unhide the video if the video hasn’t been removed for policy violations.

If multiple reports are made, further action should take place with updates regarding the review and appeals processes.


Reporting systems help to empower users to bring instances of hate to the platform’s attention. Reporting videos can help empower targeted individuals to protect themselves and bring specific users to the platform’s attention while providing specific information on the violations.


Spam reporting can be used to target specific users or groups, especially in reporting systems that are not as robust or when platforms are under-resourced to effectively mitigate against abuse of the reporting system.


YouTube report video screen