YouTube changes its community guideline policy, Makes system clear & consistent

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YouTube changes its community guideline policy, Makes system clear & consistent

In a recent update from youtube on 19 Feb 2019, Youtube has announced big changes to its community guide line policy where it says it going to be more transparent and clear about its rule and strike rules.  After so many updates in favor of advertiser Youtube first time since 2010, is updating its strikes policy, in an effort to maintain consistency and clarity across the community.


In order to improve transparency, youtube has brought 3 updates. 

1st warning

Youtube says ” 98% of you never break our Community Guidelines, they are vital to making YouTube a strong community and balancing freedom of expression with the freedom to belong. That’s why—from our earliest days—we’ve relied on a three-strikes system and email notices to give everyone a chance to review and understand what went wrong before they face more severe consequences. And it works: 94% of those who do receive a first strike never get a second one.”

And youtube wants to give more opportunity to creators to learn and explore, to do that Youtube ll sent a warning to those who would make 1st community guideline mistake, without any penalty except for the removal of that content.


Along with this new warning, youtube is  also expanding the policy resources available in our help center to give more detail about what behavior will result in a strike. This includes new, detailed examples of the kind of content we commonly see that breaks our rules.


Consistency in penalty

Under this update, youtube says it ll bring consistency in a penalty for community guide line strike, as against earlier where one offense has different set of penalty and other offense had different set of penalty.  To explain this youtube says” Previously, not all strikes had the same penalty on your channel. For example, first strikes on videos would trigger a 90-day freeze on live streaming, and second strikes would result in a two-week freeze on new video uploads. We heard from many of you that this was confusing and the penalty didn’t match the source of the strike. Now, based on your feedback, all Community Guidelines strikes will have the same penalty: As mentioned, everyone who uploads content to YouTube will now receive a warning the first time their content crosses the line. Although the content will be removed, there will be no other penalty on the channel. There will be only one warning and unlike strikes, the warning will not reset after 90 days. ”


So under this consistency policy :

  • The first strike will result in a one-week freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube, including live streaming, and other channel activities. Strikes will expire after 90 days.
  • The second strike in any 90-day period will result in a two-week freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube.
  • The third strike in any 90-day period will result in channel termination.

Transparent communication & appeal

Youtube says any community guide line offense will be properly communicated and if the creator thinks the strike is unfair to him he/she can appeal further. In this regard youtube says ” We always want to make it clear why a strike occurred, what it means for your channel, and the next steps that are available—including appealing the decision in case you think it was a mistake. To that end, we’re making our email and desktop notifications clearer, and they will provide more details on which policy was violated. We are also adding new mobile and in-product notifications to make sure you have all the important information about a strike available at a glance. ”


This strike system is an important way for youtube to help creators and artists understand when they’ve crossed the line by uploading content that undermines that goal, and your feedback has helped to make this system work better for the entire community, it also safeguard the interest of other creator and advertisers.


We can say its a good step by youtube to promote transparency for the creator’s as they work so hard for the success of their channel and Youtube they deserve to communicated and developed well in terms of service and voilation.

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