The relationship between YouTube and its content creators is undoubtably at an all time low. After YouTube halted monetisation on some videos due to “unfriendly content”, many YouTubers have shown their outrage towards the viewing platform.
Update: At least 12 more of my videos have been hit and I'm nowhere near done. This might be part of the reason. Wow pic.twitter.com/2i6msEMv7M
— Phil DeFranco @ PAX (@PhillyD) August 31, 2016
After reading through YouTube’s new policy, I gotta admit that it’s absolute bulls*t. In a recent video, DeFranco stated that although YouTube own the platform, this move will be extremely detrimental. He said:
“By taking away the ability to monetise a video where you’re saying things that they don’t deem ‘okay,’ that’s been described as censorship with a different name. Because if you do this on the regular and you have no advertising, it’s not sustainable.”
Here’s the full video:
The majority of channels facing a possible purge from YouTube tend to be ones showing graphic content and violence. However, gaming pages are also facing threats from the platform:
@PhillyD Looks like this may be their way of getting rid of some of the channels whose content they do not like. time will tell whats what.
— boogie2988 (@Boogie2988) August 31, 2016
Videos can be demonetized for "sexually suggestive humor and inappropriate language" are you kidding me?
— Matt Watson (@matthwatson) September 1, 2016
Just heard about that apparent "no swearing on YouTube or ads" thing. The hell will they enforce that shit?
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) September 1, 2016
Only time will tell what happens. But this shall be interesting…