Money GONE for YouTube Content Creators?

Tech and Science News: Money GONE for YouTube Content Creators?

YouTube creators are reporting that YouTube's new ad policies have hit them even harder than expected, and that they won't be able to keep making content the way they were before if this continues.

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  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Meh, youtube's just trying to figure things out, and every little change makes enormous ripples. Things will change again soon enough.


    I wouldn't be surprised if they did something like different categories of ads, where some are for family friendly content, and others are for the more "objectionable" content. If anything, I think it's odd that ads have been a simple on/off switch for this long. 

  • pgw_chaos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I am kind of leaning toward Hanlon's Razor on this, (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity). Youtube probably was trying to focus on the horrible racist/terrorist channels, but is using a Warhammer to do so.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Go where the money is.  Wouldn't be surprise if content creators live the platform in droves.

    Don't worry Ashley RT T-shirts are all I wear.

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I'm offended by Gus

    • NoHeart FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      The camera is offended by Gus's shirt.

  • RWBimbie Keeper of Poems

    6 months ago

    A lot of ads run on vids that offend somebody somewhere.

    So if there are folks that are offended by vids with God, Guns, or Gays, 

    then those vids lose advertising.

    So, if you want to keep your revenue, stop making God, Gun, Gay, or anything else that might offends somebody, somewhere.


    Is it wrong for a private company to 'censor' vids on ITS PLATFORM 

    with Guns or Gays or any other stuff that people complain about?  How is Google acting like Starbucks any more or less wrong?  Google and Starbucks are private comapnies that just just deny folks rights to Gay Gun Or God on their non-government business. 


    Or is the problem that too many folks flag complaints over gun, gay, or god vids.

    And too many sponsors are being blamed 

    for "offesive" gay, gun, and god  vid content that their ad runs on

    • RiverRunning

      6 months ago

      I am offended by monopolies, oligarchies and mega-businesses generally...  which means almost all of the advertisers... I demand Google censor of the content from these companies from Youtube immediately! :D :D :D

  • RiverRunning

    6 months ago

    It's always been a matter of time before Youtube went down the drain - monopolies can't help but do it because they've no incentive to stay good, nevermind get better. But when a behemoth dies there are always dozens of scavengers ready to pick at the carcass and get big quick... though there are already a number of larger bidders out there already which is why it is so much more likely Youtube is gonna carp it. Would like to say I didn't see it coming but it's been evident for more than a decade - and history (Altavista, AOL, Yahoo, MySpace) shows that the internet is neither kind nor fussed about ditching the old for the new.

    • Dex122sg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Yes but YouTube and more so Google have stayed above that curve because in till now they listened to there users and creators (or at leased it seemed like it) and now they appear to have abandoned that.

    • RiverRunning

      6 months ago

      I suspect that the interests of the creators and users and those of Google and Youtube were simply better aligned rather than them listening... certainly their inability to communicate would suggest as much since speaking is normally something that is easier than listening...