Youtube Strikes System is Updated: Just A Warning On First Violation

Must Read

Looking For A Job At Amazon? Jeff Bezos Is Willing To Hire Everyone If……

The global pandemic Covid-19 has thrown the whole world into complete chaos. Amid this perilous situation, one...

CII Suggests India Implement Its Own Version Of “Helicopter Drop” Amid The Covid-19 Outbreak

After Canada, Singapore, Australia and the US, it's time for India to work on a financial plan...

Facebook To Invest In Reliance Jio To Redefine The Market Equations in India?

Since the launch of Reliance Jio in the year 2016, Reliance Industries, owned by Mukesh Ambani, the...

For the first time in almost a decade, Youtube Strikes System is updated, relaxing the norms for content creators who violate the video-sharing platform’s content policy.

Beginning February 25, content creators on YouTube will now get a consequence-free one-time warning before receiving a strike. This effectively means that they will not be penalized in any other form except having to remove the offensive content.

The update is aimed at providing greater consistency and transparency around policy violations.

Advertisements

“This is to make sure everyone takes the time to learn about our Community Guidelines,” YouTube says.

Youtube Strikes System: Greater Consistency And Transparency

Content creators found to be violating YouTube content policy after this first warning will then face action as per the existing three-strike penalty system. The strike system is YouTube’s primary way of monitoring the content uploaded across its platform and keep the platform from getting abused by video content creators.

Like before, the strike comes with increasing penalties which will be reset if the channel does not violate the rules during that 90 day period.

First strike- One week ban on uploading any fresh content, including live streaming, and other channel activities. The first strike will expire after 90 days.

Second strike– Another penalty during the 90-day period invites a two-week freeze on uploading or streaming any fresh content.

Advertisements

Third strike- A third strike within the 90-day period leads to termination of the content creator’s channel.

Strikes are reset every 90 days with violating content being taken off YouTube but the warning is only a one-time deal which will not be reset.

“Previously, not all strikes had the same penalty on your channel. We heard from many of you that this was confusing and the penalty didn’t match the source of the strike,” YouTube explained in a blog post. “Now, based on your feedback, all Community Guidelines strikes will have the same penalty.”

YouTube went on to explain that 98% of the content creators never break any community guidelines. Out of the 2% who do violate them and get a first strike, 94% of those do not get a second strike.

The standard YouTube procedure was to issue the erring content creators a strike notice via an email, which would often leave them confused. As per the new policy, YouTube will also specify the reasons for inviting the strike. Additionally, they will also get mobile notifications regarding the same.

Apart from revising the warning system, YouTube is also introducing a uniform penalty for all sorts of content violations. As per the existing Youtube penalty system, content creators were given different penalties for violations regarding stories, video content, custom thumbnails and links to other websites in the description box. This had caused a lot of confusion among the content creator community across the channel and YouTube will now impose the same penalties for all types of content related violations on the basis of feedback submitted by them.

YouTube said that the changes have been initiated on the request of creators who have asked for, “… consistent enforcement, clear policies, and transparency about the impact of a strike.”

The updates, however, apply only to YouTube’s community guidelines which should not be confused with the copyright strike system. The video streaming platform will continue to issue copyright strikes to content creators without any warning strike.

It is clear that YouTube wishes to introduce greater transparency and consistency into its mode of functioning.

Let us hope that the updated Youtube penalty system will lessen content creators’ confusion as to what can or cannot invite a penalty or strike.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Facebook Users Who Dumped It Earlier Are Returning Back To The Platform!

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is gaining ground and it's no less than a surprise to know who is...

Zoom iOS App Caught Sharing User Data With Facebook! Are You Using It?

With the growing number of people worldwide now trying to adapt to the ‘work-from-home’ situation amid the Covid-19 outbreak, Zoom which is...

A New WhatsApp Scam Is So Lucrative That You May Find Difficult To Resist

As the usage of social media and mobile messaging apps has surged tremendously worldwide due to the social distancing and lockdowns to...

Switch Off Your Amazon Alexa If You Are Working From Home!

Weeks after the widespread of the coronavirus, countries continue to go into lockdown mode for more weeks to come. People are advised...

Facebook Portal TV: Once Mocked Widely, Now Sold Out Completely!

Two years go, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) released the first device in their Portal video calling series. This move brought them a lot...

Facebook To Invest In Reliance Jio To Redefine The Market Equations in India?

Since the launch of Reliance Jio in the year 2016, Reliance Industries, owned by Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, has...

In-Depth: Dprime

YouTube Should Have Bid Adieu To Dislike Button Much Earlier?

Online video sharing platform YouTube can be a ruthless place for content creators targeted by 'dislike mobs'. And the site owners totally understand that...

Facebook Has Pulled Off A Masterstroke By Integrating Its ‘Family Of Apps’?

It’s indeed hard to believe that ONE man sitting at Menlo Park, oversees how nearly a third of the world’s population interacts with each...

Facebook’s Crunch Conquest: By Relying Largely On The US Market, Is Facebook Running a Risk?

Two billion! That's Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) for you - Right when you thought that this social-media giant has already connected the entire world, it's...

More Articles Like This