Friday, May 08, 2015

YouTube's criteria for what they consider content that is “advertiser-friendly"

YouTube says that “advertiser-friendly” content is content which "has little to no inappropriate and/or mature content in the video stream, thumbnail, or metadata such as video title." But they do say "if there may be inappropriate content, the context is usually newsworthy or comedic where the creator’s intent is to inform or entertain, and not offend or shock" and clearly the intent of the Representative Press channel is NOT to "offend or shock" but rather to "inform" the public with "newsworthy" content.

PLEASE Sign and Share this Petition: YouTube Petition to try to get them to change the policy back to what it was so independent journalists can once again earn revenue for their work.

 The Representative Press channel is presenting newsworthy content with the intent to inform (see the about page here) and is not a channel with videos intended to offend or shock.

YouTube says that content it "considers to be inappropriate for advertising includes but is not limited to:
  • Sexually suggestive content, including partial nudity and sexual humor
  • Violence, including display of serious injury and events related to violent extremism
  • Inappropriate language, including harassment, profanity and vulgar language
  • Promotion of drugs and regulated substances, including selling, use and abuse of such items
  • Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including natural disasters and deaths
YouTube says: "If any of the above describes any portion of your video, then it may not be approved for monetization. In cases where monetization is approved, your video may not be eligible for all of the ad formats we offer. YouTube reserves the right to not monetize a video, as well as suspend monetization feature on channels who repeatedly submit videos that violate our policies."

 Here is the YouTube Help Page that the above info is from. I am pointing this out because of this:

Situation with YouTube 

And here is the video where the YouTube Petition is read aloud: YouTube, Please Restore Ad Revenue for Journalists Reporting on War & Political Conflicts

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