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YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers

The platform will also be “specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination,” and will delete Nazi videos, it said in a blog post Wednesday. It will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place.“ The enforcement of these changes will take place later today, the platform said but said it will take several months for it to come fully into play. – Mack Lamoureux, MOTHERBOARD » http://bit.ly/2WToZL6
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YouTube Will Disable Comments on Nearly All Videos With Kids

YouTube said it will disable the ability for viewers to leave comments on most videos featuring minors, as it tries to contain the damage from a scandal involving child predators leaving coded sexual comments on the site. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2VliSdY

YouTube is ‘aggressively approaching’ solution to child exploitation controversy

This week, YouTube has further limited which videos some ads can run on and has applied those ad restrictions to millions of videos, according to a memo sent to advertisers, which was obtained by Adweek. The memo describes how YouTube is trying to protect children as major companies, including Disney, Epic Games, AT&T, and Nestle, pull ads from the platform. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2IrqVEA

YouTube’s community is up in arms about butts

Drama guru Keemstar recently summarized the trend on Twitter as a “whole genre on YouTube of women cleaning their home in booty shorts.” Some creators are critical of what they see as fellow YouTubers skirting the platform’s rules or taking advantage of its obtuse algorithm. Others question whether or not this content could be available to younger viewers. – Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2DubxBo

YouTube wants ‘dislike mobs’ to stop weaponizing the dislike button

Dislike mobs” are the YouTube equivalent to review bombings on Steam — a group of people who are upset with a certain creator or game decide to execute an organized attack and downvote or negatively review a game or video into oblivion. It’s an issue on YouTube as well, and one that creators have spoken out against many times in the past. Reports have suggested that a video with a high number of dislikes — that outweighs the number of positive likes — is less likely to be recommended, and could therefore hurt the creator’s channel. – Julia Alexandra, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2G5eqMU

YouTube Officially Bans Life-Threatening Pranks and Stunts, Like Tide Pod and Dangerous ‘Bird Box’ Challenges

YouTube said violations of the ban on dangerous pranks and challenges will result in a “community strike” against a channel; accounts that receive three strikes in 90 days will be terminated under the policy. Over the next two months, challenges and pranks that violate YouTube’s community guidelines will be removed but the channel will not receive a strike. YouTube also said content posted prior to the policy update may be removed but channel owners will not receive a strike. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Ctat04

The problem with YouTube that no one is talking about

photo: The Kernel

It’s been pointed out that YouTube has a “creep problem,” and eradicating this overgrowth isn’t going to be easy. A spokesperson from YouTube explained that “YouTube’s community guidelines prohibit inappropriate content such as harassment. YouTube removes content that violates these policies when flagged by our users.” The site’s harassment and cyberbullying guidelines outline the various scenarios for flagging or reporting a video, and every video that’s flagged gets reviewed. – Audra Schroeder, The Kernel via The Daily Dot
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