by William Skink
As I quietly scheme about how to monetize my creative content, Youtube is making it less likely for someone like me with strong political opinions to monetarily benefit from sharing in ad revenue:
Earlier this month, YouTube, the behemoth video-sharing website was accused of censoring users.
Claiming some of their videos had been barred from making money through the company’s ad services, YouTube hosts like Philip DeFranco spoke out against the policy, claiming over “a dozen of his videos had been flagged as inappropriate for advertising, including one dinged for ‘graphic content or excessive strong language.’“
In a video entitled “YouTube Is Shutting Down My Channel and I’m Not Sure What To Do,” DeFranco called YouTube’s policy “censorship with a different name,” since users touching on what the company considers to be controversial subjects end up losing money. “If you do this on the regular, and you have no advertising,” DeFranco added, “it’s not sustainable.”
I doubt I’ll even try to monetize any videos I upload to Youtube because they will most likely not be the kind of content that will make it pass the censors. Judge for yourself. Here is the second video: