YouTube to find controversial videos ahead of time with new 'Intelligence Desk'

Otis Hoffman
January 21, 2018

For example, in the new guidelines, Google requires new YouTube channels to gain at least a thousand subscribers and a total of 4,000 hours of watch time from the past year.

Under the old requirements, a channel needed 10,000 lifetime views to be included in the YouTube Partner Program (YPP).

"Using these thresholds we will be able to better understand what users are making a positive contribution to the development of our community and help them earn advertising more", - say representatives of the company.

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While the change is sure to frighten many creators and could lead to YouTube feeling a backlash or creator exodus, Patrick notes that YouTube is still the only site that shares ad revenue with its users.

Further, YouTube is announcing that it will introduce new procedures to vet the videos that are part of its premium advertising tier, Google Preferred. He has since been removed from the scheme and faces other restrictions on YouTube.

The policy focuses on significantly strengthen criteria for allowing ads on YouTube channels.

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The changes for YouTube creators suggest Google is bowing to pressure from the general public and advertisers following a string of incidences over the past year when videos were called out for content that is fake or otherwise distasteful, leading some advertisers to cut their YouTube budgets. These manual reviews are expected to be completed by mid-February in the United States, and by the end of March in all other markets where Google Preferred is offered.

Not only is Logan Paul undeniably ignorant, he's also risky. In 2018, in an effort to ensure that "bad actors" do not harm their audience, and that worthy content creators continue to be rewarded, the firm is changing its monetization policy. Mr. Paul is a popular YouTuber who filmed a video of himself in Japan's infamous Suicide Forest. YouTube responded by removing Paul from Google Preferred and putting all of his original projects on hold.

Under the new standards, Google will remove advertising from a "significant" number of YouTube channels, 99 percent of which generated less than $100 from ads in the previous year, in response to advertisers that felt they have been underwriting inappropriate material. "We'll be working to schedule conversations with our creators in the months ahead so we can hear your thoughts and ideas and what more we can do to tackle that challenge", said YouTube.

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