Date: September 01, 2016
WTF YOUTUBE!? ADVERTISER FRIENDLY!?
DEMONETIZED!!! – YouTube vs Free Speech
Let’s talk about the Great YouTube Demonetization act of 2016
Youtube is Censoring content?
This is not total censorship…as these channels continue to exist, and have the ability to create and upload videos…They just cant get advertisement revenue on some of their videos.
Does it suck?…I’m sure it does…But it’s a very different thing from what so many MAPs have experienced with YouTube, throughout the existence of YouTube.
This is some degree of censorship, no doubt…but they still get to freely express themselves on YouTube…
It seems…that content creators are now constrained by a vague notion of “Advertiser Friendly”…So, if they value [or need] the income YouTube is allowing them…then they may not be able to create the style of media they prefer.
…They may have to create politically correct [and even mindless] content…and then use all of their common videos, to ask their audience to go watch the monetized videos [“after watching this one”]…Sounds like such a pain.
See…this is amongst the various reasons, why I’ve never even considered trying to make a profit off of anything I do online…Someone will throw a monkey wrench into the setup, eventually…even if you’re being professional.
You cannot honestly talk about the issues which are most important to you…and expect to be financially rewarded for it…In fact, if it’s controversial…you should expect to only lose money…If the social issues are important enough…then it will never be about “this is my job and income”.
As to YouTube…this is one of the dangers of becoming too mainstream, which so many of us hate to see happen…They’re pandering more and more, to the people who put out generic, shallow and politically correct content…while penalizing those who do not [many of whom have something important to say, and an audience that watches]…regardless of the views they are gaining YouTube.
I think this was on the horizon, for quite a while.
…I’m very sad to see it…But being someone who’s been burned by YouTube in the past…I don’t expect anything better out of YouTube…