YouTube demonetizes “controversial” content

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http://www.infowars.com/youtube-declares-war-on-politically-incorrect-opinions/

A new “advertiser friendly” policy introduced by YouTube will punish those who express politically incorrect opinions or dare to offend viewers by de-monetizing their content.

The new rules have sparked an outcry from the YouTube community because they are so incredibly restrictive.

YouTube will now retain the right to demonetize any videos that contain, “Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown.”

“Inappropriate language, including harassment, profanity and vulgar language,” is also being demonetized.

YouTube’s new policy will completely disincentivize YouTubers from discussing politically incorrect topics or expressing controversial opinions because they know they will be punished for doing so. Many YouTubers make a living off their channel and will therefore be walking on eggshells to avoid the company’s stringent new rules.

The new policy bears some hallmarks of the Communist Chinese government’s “social credit score system,” whereby Internet users are punished by private companies and their peers for expressing unpopular views on social media.

The move is primarily designed to scare away YouTubers from making anti-establishment political content, but prominent YouTubers are already reporting that videos on everything from acne solutions to tips on combating depression are being demonetized because they are not “advertiser friendly”.

“The channels that self-identify as vulnerable by these advertising guidelines seem to be news channels covering sensitive real-world topics,”reports Kotaku.

Prominent YouTuber Philip DeFranco responded to the controversy by vowing, “I’m not going to censor myself,” despite the fact that dozens of his videos have already been demonetized.

Google-owned YouTube is of course a private company and can enforce any rules it likes, but with the advent of such corporations becoming so large (more powerful than countries in some cases), in addition to them insisting on being treated as a public utility, the move is a massive stab in the back for the content creators who helped build the platform in the first place.

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“YouTube will now retain the right to demonetize any videos that contain, “Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown.”

the internet in 10 years wont be the same as we know it now..

“with the advent of such corporations becoming so large (more powerful than countries in some cases), in addition to them insisting on being treated as a public utility”

the technocracy..

401

~ by seeker401 on September 6, 2016.

4 Responses to “YouTube demonetizes “controversial” content”

  1. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/09/05/oceania-forever-rise-global-police-state/?utm_source=Waking+Times+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=a90527929b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_25f1e048c1-a90527929b-54338505

  2. This is what you get when you let Bolsheviks run anything…propaganda.
    I’ll be using some other video medium from now on.
    And I see this as a tremendous opportunity for those that want to create a truly free video medium, one that’s free of political interference and spits on the controlled narrative.
    Youtube has one, single, advantage…it has been advertised on “normie” media until the easily duped have accepted it as worthwhile. As a video medium, it is actually a chaotic hodgepodge, just as Farcebook is as a social medium.
    Both of these could…and should…be replaced by superior, more easily navigated mediums. And Wikipedia needs to be supplanted as well, not to mention the Google “search” engine, which has been horribly compromised, relatively recently, with their attempt to steer users to sites for political and “accepted narrative” (PC) purposes.
    The internet needs to be a forum for the free exchange of ideas and opinions, not some policed propaganda sewer, only interested in forcing one “approved” viewpoint on a world which has forgotten how to engage in critical thinking.
    The internet needs to be intellectually free, or it will succumb to a political “correctness” just as damaging, just as inaccurate, and just as wildly imbalanced and totalitarian as our currently compromised colleges & universities have.
    Goodbye, Youtube…nothing of value is lost.

  3. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

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