They've gone on another wave of blocking content that some corporate drone thinks people might find offensive.
Go to your favorite channel's videos page. Scroll to the bottom and click the "Restricted Mode" button and turn it on. See how many videos are left.
Vet Ranch, which often shows surgical procedures so that students can decide if a career as a veterinarian is for them, is almost all blocked.
Channels with a lot of blocked content can't be monetized, so the creators aren't getting paid for the ads that get shown.
April 14th, 2017 11:12am
That's very interesting. Inconvenient to go back and forth though to find out what is killed.
I noticed that restricted mode makes all the movie trailers be disney/pixar animations. Even star wars trailers were censored.
Also completely took out the entire hip hop and rap video sections.
Wiped out all the stand up and late night comedy.
And totally destroyed all the news about afghanistan and syria.
April 14th, 2017 11:25am
Restricted mode does not demonetise videos, it potentially causes the number of views to go down on them because people with restricted mode turned on won't know they exist.
April 14th, 2017 11:34am
Thanks for the tip.
No small surprise, turning this option on for the Infowars channel causes everything on the page except his very last video to vanish. It makes Infowars look completely empty.
Therefore "Restricted Mode" is really "Social Justice Warrior Pussy Mode".
Apparently this mode is disabled on my account by default.
And the restrictions don't seem to hit the lower tier alt-right sites like Outlaw Morgan or the Still Report as aggressively. I guess there aren't enough libtards around to censor things sufficiently.
April 14th, 2017 12:31pm
Anyway, the big deal roiling many Youtube authors now is that fairly small video sites that don't reach 10,000 view now can't monetize their videos. This is a recent change. There happens to be a small cottage industry of individuals who live off of Youtube commissions. Now they'll need to find jobs at McDonald's, or find contributors through Patreon.
The alleged reason is to cut down on, guess what, "fake news."
April 14th, 2017 12:38pm
The 10,000 view threahold is total cumulative views so not as much of a barrier as some are claiming.
April 14th, 2017 12:45pm
Is the 10k floor per-video, or per-channel?
April 14th, 2017 12:59pm
I checked out a few owner protest videos from well established channels and they all seem to indicate that this change greatly lowers their profitability even when they're well above the cutoff.
I've read that the 10,000 applies per channel. I don't know if that's total, per month, per day, etc.
April 14th, 2017 1:21pm
I believe it's just a count. So if your channel only has 9999 views across all it's videos - no money for you.
April 14th, 2017 3:13pm
Many YouTubers are complaining of falling revenue, but it's due to specific demonetisation of videos and lower rates per view.
The Great Waldo
April 15th, 2017 3:46am