Youtube has announced the first in a long list of new rules allegedly designed to improve the platform and please advertisers.
The Verge Reports:
In an effort to combat these bad actors, YouTube has announced a change to its partner program today. From now on, creators won’t be able to turn on monetization until they hit 10,000 lifetime views on their channel. YouTube believes that this threshold will give them a chance to gather enough information on a channel to know if it’s legit. And it won’t be so high as to discourage new independent creators from signing up for the service.
Bad Actors? Is this a new way of defining commentators on news and politics, the section of youtube set for elimination if you are independent?
This is my YouTube ad revenue since the crackdown. I don’t get any of it anyway, but illustrates how independent voices will be strangled. pic.twitter.com/GgNwx1Hl0T
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 5, 2017
In the name of combating hate speech, YouTube has subverted revenue for many politics & news shows. Your favorites need alternative support: https://t.co/c4c3SD92H9
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 5, 2017
How the future of the Horror community on You Tube will look if You Tube ad revenue does not come back pic.twitter.com/JPzys8XbnM
— Lord Of Terror (@LordOfTerrorYT) April 5, 2017