YouTube To Age-Gate Fewer Violent Game Videos
Aadhya Khatri - Dec 03, 2019
Now, the video content posted on YouTube with violent scenes will be treated in the way the company does movies and shows
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YouTube has just announced a significant change in content moderation for those showing video game violence. Now, the video content with violent scenes will be treated in the way the company does movies and shows.
As stated by YouTube, this significant change will translate to fewer game-related videos on YouTube having age gates, letting more audience to watch them. However, the company also noted that the content whose main point is to show violence will still be restricted as usual.
According to YouTube support pages, the company was well aware of the difference between violence in the real world and that of simulated and scripted videos, shows, or games. The purpose of this change was to update the site’s policies accordingly.
Last month, it was hinted that the company was working on this policy as Susan Wojcicki, its CEO, said that YouTube was seeking partnership with firms that were willing to put their advertisements alongside some edgy videos, which means creators of this kind content can have more chances to earn revenue. So now, those like marketers who want to advertise a movie with R rate will have more opportunities to find a suitable audience.
However, even with this change rolled out, the policies on the kind of content that can have ads. The videos showing too much violence still have no way to monetize.
YouTube has a hard job of ensuring those posting extremist, violent, and hateful videos do not get the chance to monetize their channels. However, at the same time, it also has to make sure that those who posted violence-related videos can somehow ear revenue from creating more content.