Does YouTube’s New Community Guidelines Spell Doom Or Salvation For The Platform & It’s Community?
Surprise, Surprise, Logan Paul’s back again on the spotlight but this time things didn’t work out for the unstable creator. YouTube was quick to cast a punishment spell upon our young troublemaker and removed his ability to make shiny coins for several untold turns. It was a powerful spell indeed but it is one that’s necessary for the greater good.
OK, disregard that weird intro, YouTube did indeed take action and removed Logan Paul’s ability to monetize ALL of his video, not just one, but all of his video. This has lead to the community talking. Naturally, many are praising YouTube for finally taking action and showing not only to other content creator who may or may not be planning to do something reckless, but to the rest of the world as well that now actions on the platform will lead to consequences.
Here’s a peek at their new rules:
Today, we’re outlining additional steps we may take beyond our current strike systems when channels upload videos that result in widespread harm to our community of creators, viewers and advertisers.
- Premium Monetization Programs, Promotion and Content Development Partnerships. We may remove a channel from Google Preferred and also suspend, cancel or remove a creator’s YouTube Original.
- Monetization and Creator Support Privileges. We may suspend a channel’s ability to serve ads, ability to earn revenue and potentially remove a channel from the YouTube Partner Program, including creator support and access to our YouTube Spaces.
- Video Recommendations. We may remove a channel’s eligibility to be recommended on YouTube, such as appearing on our home page, trending tab or watch next.
In the past, we felt our responses to some of these situations were slow and didn’t always address our broader community’s concerns. Our ultimate goal here is to streamline our response so we can make better, faster decisions and communicate them clearly.
This is brilliant! Every action has consequences and for the longest time, some of these larger YouTuber were roaming around these cyber-street unchecked for too long. And because of that, other channels who’ve been abiding by the rules have being unfairly punished. Well, no more! Now that their income are on the line, some of these reckless YouTubers will now think twice before uploading something that could potentially cause harm to not only their followers but to their fellow content creators as well.
However, this raises a number of questions. How strict will YouTube be enforcing these changes? I mean, it’s all great and all but if their system starts destroying channels who haven’t done anything that could warrant flagging, then this could be catastrophic for the community. Let’s face it, these new guidelines will not be all man-powered. I’m sure YouTube is working on an algorithm that will check for the things that were mentioned on the new Guideline and if it’s anything like their “yellow badge fiasco”, then may the internet gods have mercy on us all.
Let me know what you think of this new guidelines?