YouTube Launches Anti-Gun Advertising Restrictions on Gun Channels

YouTube Launches Anti-Gun Advertising Restrictions on Gun Channels

YouTube Launches Anti-Gun Advertising Restrictions on Gun Channels

YouTube has launched new restrictions that are putting all gun related channels at risk of disappearing forever.

In a blog post, YouTube announced they will pull all ads from gun related videos.

“For millions of creators, making videos on YouTube isn’t just a creative outlet, it’s a source of income. We set up the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) in 2007. Today, more creators are making a living on YouTube than ever before. However, with this growth we’ve started seeing cases of abuse where great, original content is re-uploaded by others who try to earn revenue from it. To help protect creator revenue, we recently made it easy for anyone to report an impersonating channel. To date, this change has helped us terminate hundreds of thousands of channels violating our policies. Now, we’re taking another step to protect creators by updating the thresholds required to join the YouTube Partner Program.”

So, what does that mean?

According to the statement released by YouTube, “After a creator hits 10k lifetime views on their channel, we’ll review their activity against our policies. If everything looks good, we’ll bring this channel into YPP and begin serving ads against their content. Together these new thresholds will help ensure revenue only flows to creators who are playing by the rules.”

While some gun channels will be able to stick around, a majority of creators will suffer greatly. Creators will no longer be able to devote all their time making videos you enjoy and will likely have to find a new way to pay the bills or cover filming costs.

 

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