Youtube is cracking down on creaters… again. Youtube is enforcing new policy changes on their platform that will deterimine who can upload what, and if it can be monetized or not. The new rules include some basic things like “don’t break community guidelines” and some rules that feel like they dont need to be said like “no hateful or hurtful comments, no graphic content, no nudity”
But why does Youtube need to do this in the first place? Because some creaters feel that they have unlimited freedom to upload whatever they want. The most recent and well known instance of this is Logan Paul. Who recently uploaded his controversial “sucide forest” video which featured a dead body.
After having his video removed and apologizing Logan Paul proceeded to upload a new video that included two instances of animal cruelty. Youtube responded by taking the new video down and demonetizing his channels so he can no longer make money on the platform. This is an unprecedented step in the right direction by Youtube because instances before this have generally created a blanket statment on the Youtube platform without the responsible creators being directly addressed. Leafyishere? New community guidelines. Pewdiepie? Adpocalypse… twice. But now, Logan Paul? Direct action against the responsible creator and a more hands on approach by Youtube. We will have to see what the future holds for the platform, but it is looking brighter that it has in the past.