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Online right fumes after YouTube ad crackdown

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,050

adpocalypse 2

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/353213-right-fumes-after-youtube-ad-crackdown

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YouTube is in hot water with conservative users and creators, with the Google-owned video giant accused of discriminating against the right as YouTube takes ads off content that it says violates the terms of service.

Last month, YouTube quietly made moves to remove advertisements on certain types of content that it says is not consistent with its terms of service. YouTube doesn’t serve ads on demonetized videos, meaning big hits to the bottom line for conservative YouTube personalities.

YouTube says that its efforts are aimed at cracking down on hate speech, but conservative and right-wing video creators say they’re frustrated by the changes. 

The video streaming service began the initiative after several major companies like Coca-Cola, Amazon and Microsoft pulled their ads from YouTube in the spring after the Times of London noticed that advertisements for their brands appeared alongside videos of hateful, offensive or even pro-terrorist content. 

YouTube creators who had advertisements removed from their content would also no longer receive payment from YouTube on those videos.

YouTube has occasionally demonetized and flagged certain types of content in the past, most notably when it cut mega-popular video game personality Pewdiepie from making money on the platform for using racial slurs. But August marked an uptick in YouTube’s ad crackdown across the platform.

Luke Rudkowski, a YouTube video creator who has made his name chronicling various far-right figures, released a video on Aug. 10 claiming that hundreds of his videos had been demonetized at the beginning of the month, effectively killing his ability to make money on the platform.

“I haven’t even been cursing in any of my videos,” Rudkowski said, acknowledging that many of his videos are controversial. “And then YouTube invites people for this platform, which I joined and put my entire life into. And then YouTube just says, 'You know? We’re going to change our terms and services.'”

YouTube says that while it respects principles of free speech, its policies are aimed at making sure advertisers' needs are met. 

"There’s a difference between the free expression that lives on YouTube and the content that brands have told us they want to advertise against," a YouTube spokesperson said. "Part of giving advertisers choice means giving them the choice to not run ads on sensitive content."

The company said that creators who feel that their content was incorrectly classified can file an appeal with Youtube.  

But “Diamond and Silk,” two prominent YouTube creators who were hit hard by the site’s demonetization policies, believe they were targeted for their support for President Trump. 

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 Cinnamon    22,791

It's more than obvious what they're doing. The so-called left doesn't care because no matter what they say and do, their trash is left online. 

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 Mehitable    1,465

Cinnamon, I just remember something I wanted to ask - how do we put in a signature line?

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 Cinnamon    22,791
1 hour ago, Mehitable said:

Cinnamon, I just remember something I wanted to ask - how do we put in a signature line?

Go to the upper right of the page where your name is (it shows on all pages on here) and click your name, then click account settings, it'll open up and to the left it will say signature in a list, click that and then you can put in a sig line and once done, hit save. 

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 Mehitable    1,465
59 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

Go to the upper right of the page where your name is (it shows on all pages on here) and click your name, then click account settings, it'll open up and to the left it will say signature in a list, click that and then you can put in a sig line and once done, hit save. 

Great, thanks so much!

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 SMB    4

If they want to drive away everyone they're doing a good job. Too many streaming video options  available for me to even care about jewtube anymore.

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