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YouTube Changes Its Monetization Policy For Profanity Content But Creators Are Not Happy

Leading video-based social media app YouTube has plenty of creators upset, thanks to a recent change it made to its monetization policy.

The platform saw plenty of complaints coming in from all directions of the community as the app claims it’s the only way it can deal with profanity.

Creators are already dealing with a new wave of yellow-toned dollar signs and now this news about the platform hosting videos that are filled with profanity is worth a mention.

The company was recently updating its terms and mentioning how the such inappropriate video would undergo automated demonetization. This is if naughty words pop up during the first 8 seconds of a video. So as you can see, this strict policy puts forward more clarity to the app’s position from the past.

YouTube officials noted down that they would be taking bolder steps to stop the action and keep the platform clear of such behavior. This is why a video from 2019 mentioned through a Creator Insider channel showcased how the start of the video was the crucial factor in terms of making a decision. So if during the first 30 seconds had profanity placed or such terms, you have the content be demonetized automatically. We saw the news pop up in a video by Mashable.

While we feel the new guidelines by the app are clearing up plenty of confusion on the subject, content creators are not happy. They’re calling out the app for not being nice enough to inform beforehand

All creators love the platform for always providing a heads-up so in this case, their anger could be justified. But other critics feel that the new update was actually shared a few months back on the Community Forum as well as the Help Center. So many people that were affected missed this particular memo, it appears.

Moreover, such posts failed to outline when such a policy would come into play and that has many upset.

You can even see some leading content creators from the app like Charlie White bash the platform for making such a change and call the policy rollout a sad part about the entire situation. In the same way, he could be seen requesting the platform to add a tad bit more transparency when going ahead in the future.

It looks like people are definitely going to stay tuned to the app’s Creator Hub after this new change. What do you think?


H/T: TubeFilter

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