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originally posted by: Black_Fox
Ok woke up today to check emails. pay bills and check out a few youtubers I subscribed to.
What I ran into was that youtube has basically demonetized everyone.
I am not a youtuber, I have no channel.
But I do enjoy looking around and hearing different people's opinions as well as the random goofy animal video.
With this so called ad-pocalypse , People will vanish from youtube or have their channels hidden.
Here's just a few people talking about this.
I understand the you/google have every right to do as they wish, it's their website.
But this doesn't fair well for people who want a different opinion or view.
As in no time, we will be left with the MSM, CNN,MSNBC,FOX, wish are all good for nobody.
Just putting this out there, and if you have any youtubers you enjoy, check their channels out and see how you can support them.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Edumakated
Yep! Say ANYTHING against the Progressive Fascist Marxist agenda on youtube and BAMN the snowflakes go into a rampage to shut you down.
I also think their new AI is totally EFFed. There is a girl I watch who has a gaming youtube called TomGirlGamer, and she NEVER says anything about politics or anything remotely associated with it, and she woke up the other day to find almost all of her gaming videos demonetized. So was she a victim of AI or was she a victim of people who for some reason or another just didn't like her?
originally posted by: LilFox
I have to say... are you really surprised?
Youtube's product, are the videos.
The people who pay, are the advertisers.
We are not a part of this picture.
Youtube is going to do what is best for the platform in terms of their business clients, their advertisers, those who are paying Youtube, not being paid BY Youtube.
Now if there was a mass exodus, that would change things. But we know there's as much chance of that happening as people boycotting Walmart.
These are pretty much the same advertisers that already pay standard MSM for advertising.. so of course that will leave the most publicised videos on Youtube representing something akin to MSM.
The best way Youtube can discourage "undesirable videos" (in the eyes of their advertisers) is by demonetizing, that removes some of the incentive to produce them in the first place and may actually render some channels not financially viable.
I am not saying it is right, I am saying it is common sense.
originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: Black_Fox
I've noticed a lot of channels have been hidden on YouTube and a massive increase in funny pet videos and entertainment responses.
Kinda knew this was gonna be the end result on YouTube. Censor based on labels and flags