Inappropriate for advertising - YouTube Censors Users Who Talk About Critical Topics Like Rape, Drugs, And Sex

Of course, YouTube‘s great for young and even older people who love and talk about games, fashion, and travel. You know, the cool and cute stuff. Because that’s monetizable. You…
Inappropriate for advertising

YouTube Censors Users Who Talk About Critical Topics Like Rape, Drugs, And Sex

Of course, YouTube‘s great for young and even older people who love and talk about games, fashion, and travel. You know, the cool and cute stuff. Because that’s monetizable. You start your channel, get subscribers to watch you, and companies pay you by advertising. Backhanded. Through YouTube. But it’s real money for real content, and you’re okay with that system.

But what if you want to talk about critical topics like rape, drugs or sex? Well… then you’ve got a problem. Philip DeFranco, a verified and popular YouTube creator with over 4 million subscribers, likes to touch uncomfortable issues and covers them in his news clips. But now YouTube has declared him “inappropriate for advertising.” And that’s bad for him, and his viewers.

That means that YouTube can decide that they won’t pay Philip for his clips if he doesn’t stop talking about critical topics that are not just, you know, games, fashion, and travel. And if Philip doesn’t get paid for his clips, then why should he make them? Right: That’s how you force creators into making cute, harmless, and kind of naive content instead of changing the world. Great move, YouTube.

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