YouTube changes terms of service: Some creators will no longer be able to make money from advertising
Videos with overly commercial content and content "made for kids" that encourages negative behavior or attitudes will no longer show ads or will show a limited number of ads.
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Although Google has repeatedly stressed that they want their video services YouTube and especially YouTube Kids to be a suitable destination with content for children and families, in practice this has not always proved to be true. The company was fined two years ago for illegally collecting data on children under the age of 13 and violating child protection laws online. Also, YouTube’s algorithm has repeatedly suggested to children content that is not for their eyes, a problem that the company hasn’t solved in a long time.
However, earlier this year they started with some changes with which they should improve the experience of using their service for younger users. Thus, they enabled parental controls on YouTube and for teens and implemented new security measures to protect children on various platforms, including changes to default settings for users between the ages of 13 and 17 that are set to maximize privacy protection. users. Thus, they enabled parental controls on YouTube for teens as well and implemented new security measures to protect children on various platforms, including changes to default settings for users between the ages of 13 and 17 that are set to maximize privacy protection.
Now they have announced new features thanks to which children should be provided with better quality content on YouTube. Namely, with the new changes that will take effect at the beginning of next month, YouTube will no longer allow the monetization of content intended for children, whose content is assessed as low-quality, ie unsuitable for children. According to their rules, this applies to overly commercial videos, as well as videos that encourage misconduct.
In the future, such videos will no longer show ads and thus the earnings of those who record and publish such content will be limited.
Commenting on these changes, Google stressed that they want to make YouTube a safe place with family content and at the same time reward creators who create quality content for children and families.
By: Sarah R.