YouTube’s Recent Christmas Video Tweet Was Uncredited, Social Network Posted Apology After Creator Shares Frustration

YouTube has been famously hard on content creators who use other people’s content in some way, shape or form. For example, if you upload a video of yourself reacting to another YouTube video, chances are that YouTube will try to take your video down. Hence, it is pretty ironic that the video streaming platform ended up making the mistake of not crediting the original creator of a video, especially since so many YouTubers have suffered because of the fact that they did not adhere to Facebook’s rather strict content regulating policies.

Recently, a YouTuber by the name of Hevesh uploaded a Christmas video. The creator was understandably shocked to see YouTube posting the video to their Twitter account in celebration of Christmas without giving any credit whatsoever. What makes this particularly shocking is the fact that YouTube didn’t just utilize part of the video, they just took the video in its entirety and uploaded it. This is the age of the internet and YouTube is one of the pillars upon which the internet resides, so the fact that the video streaming platform thought that it could pull a stunt like this and not face consequences is pretty astounding all things considered.
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YouTube later tweeted an apology, stating that this was an oversight on their part. The original creator of the video has now been credited, so it seems like the video streaming platform has done a good job of making up for what it did. That being said, the fact that such a huge blunder occurred in the first place is indicative of how oblivious YouTube is from its user base, and how it often fails to realize that there are consequences for its actions. The folks over at YouTube need to consistently be held accountable for what they do.

YouTube’s Recent Christmas Video Tweet Was Uncredited, Social Network Posted Apology After Creator Shares Frustration
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