Is it true that YouTube will Limit Ads For Creators Whose Videos Receive ‘Inappropriate Comments’?

Youtube_Action_on_Inappropriate_Comments

YouTube will Limit Ads For Creators having ‘Inappropriate Comments’

As per SlashDot News,

In response to a mother’s inquiry into why her son’s gymnastics videos were deemed not advertiser friendly, YouTube said on Twitter it has “taken a number of actions to better protect the YouTube community from content that endangers minors.” The video-sharing website went on to say something very concerning for anyone who has ever uploaded a video to the site: “… even if your video is suitable for advertisers, inappropriate comments could result in your video receiving limited or no ads (yellow icon).” 

Essentially, what YouTube is saying is that if someone leaves a “incendiary or demeaning” comment, or one with “inappropriate language,” the video which features that comment could get demonetized and the content creator would not generate money from it. If you’ve ever read a comment thread on YouTube, it shouldn’t take long for you to realize how big of an issue this could become. According to YouTube’s “advertiser-friendly content guidelines,” the following content may not be suitable for most advertisers: “controversial issues and sensitive events,” “drugs and dangerous products or substances,” “harmful or dangerous acts,” “harmful or dangerous acts,” “hateful content,” “inappropriate language,” “inappropriate use of family entertainment characters,”

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: