YouTube is planning to change its profanity policy which has caused severe outrage among creators. YouTube’s gaming community raised their concerns regarding the company’s profanity policy that was introduced in November to make specific types of content more advertisement friendly. YouTube spokesperson Michael Aciman said; “That feedback is important to us and we are in the process of making some adjustments to this policy to address their concerns. We will follow up shortly with our creator community as soon as we have more to share.”
Profanity Policy Restricted Ad-Revenue
As per details, Manu users noticed that their old videos were demonetized owing to the recent profanity policy, which states that “profanity used in the title, thumbnails, or in the video’s first 7 seconds or used consistently throughout the video may not receive ad revenue.” According to Tech Crunch, ‘Youtube no longer count “hell” and “damn” as profane words, but all other profanity would be lumped together instead of differentiated based on severity (e.g. words like “shit” and “fuck” would now be treated the same way).”
I am so sorry to have to keep tweeting this – but overnight, 6 more of my videos have now become limited suddenly, including my Best of 2020. No notification from YouTube at all on any of these. This is genuinely awful @TeamYouTube pic.twitter.com/UHfSJA1FCt
— RTGame Daniel (@RTGameCrowd) December 29, 2022
YouTube creator Daniel Condren, tweeted his concerns saying, “I genuinely feel like my entire livelihood is at risk if this continues. I’m so upset this is even happening and that there seems to be nothing I can do to resolve it.” He said that six of his best videos were limited owing to the profanity policy without any notification for the YouTube
YouTubers Response to the Policy
YouTuber LS Mark said; “I don’t think it’s exactly fair to punish older videos that were made before the rules came into place.” He further added, “I was already aware YouTube isn’t a stable place to make a consistent income,” “YouTube absolutely does not communicate major changes like this in an effective way whatsoever, and it’s infuriating,” said another YouTuber, ProZD.