Thursday, April 25, 2019

YouTuber who criticizes Australian encryption law sees how easily he gets shadowbanned, maybe out of business

YouTubers who depend on monetization for a living are very sensitive to shadowbanning and the marking of videos as not suitable for most advertisers.

Such was the case of “The Dark One” when he criticized and Australian encryption law.

But to be eligible for monetization, channels have tomeet rather significant milestones in numbers of subscribers and total watch time, as explained on Polygon.  It seems like there is a thin line between click bait and real consumer friendliness. I know that, contrary to normal impression, YouTube (and Facebook) really do prefer to see people selling things rather than just expressing opinions.  It gets harder as EU rules go into effect.   And YouTube volumes are very dependent on algorithmic recommendations.

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