YouTube will now put more effort into preventing predatory comments on children's videos. According to a blog post, YouTube will pause comments on videos that contain minors who "may be at risk of engaging in predatory behavior." This event is intended to prevent the collection of predatory commentators in the comments section of such videos.
While the word "all" is not used to describe a video that is not a comment, YouTube explains that only a "small" number of creators will be able to save comments sections on videos that include children.
"These channels should be actively moderated. your comments, with the exception of using our moderation tools, and demonstrate the low risk of predatory behavior, "YouTube's blog posts." We will work with them directly and our goal is to increase that number over time as our ability to catch violent comments continues to improve. "
How did we get here?
Disputes over the week of pedophilia discovered on the platform. A few clicks on the video to find search terms such as" bikini transportation "would create a recommended section filled with provocative, provocative, and disturbing videos of minors.Many of the comments on these videos were rightly termed predatory and encouraging pedophiles.
Some of these predatory videos were advertised and these companies were not happy with YouTube as soon as they learned about the controversy. Following this, there was ad-pocalypse 3.0 (maybe 4.0? We lost an account.) As companies like Nestle, Disney, and Fornite the creator of Epic Games brought their platform ads.
In response, YouTube has decided to fight both predatory video creators and commentators, temporarily turning off comments on tens of millions of videos that show minors and remove hundreds of channels. Nonetheless, non-carnivorous videos fell into a wave of outrage from the great creators and "mom and dad" vloggers, which primarily publish videos, including their children. This did not hold back the fears that YouTube restricts the display of ads that show multiple videos, as well as minors.
Enter the YouTube blog today, which is probably written to explain the company's position on comments and videos that include children and adolescents of the new policy. However, it remains unclear whether the new YouTube policy means that it automatically turns off the comments section of recently published videos that contain minors or if it deactivates comments on existing videos. We believe YouTube will do both, but we turned to the company for clarification. YouTube has just launched a new comment classifier that will detect and eliminate even more predatory comments than before.
Why the creators were (and will continue to be) disappointed
Although the idea of losing ad dollars disappointed some creators, others were equally enthralled by the fact that their comments remained alive, and this is true. Many creators use the comments sections of their videos to interact with their followers, and for some comments they are the most interactive part of their YouTube channels. Loss, which creates a great bar between many creators and their viewers.
But YouTube does not have many other options in this scenario. YouTube and Google generally do not want to be seen as promoting pedophilia or perpetuating content that could harm juveniles, and therefore broad policy was inevitable.
But, like most major political changes on YouTube, small creators will feel the effects most. This is useful in some ways, as some YouTube channels are created solely for the creation and sharing of predatory video. But parents who first logged in to the blog probably will not be able to use the comments section to develop the following:
It is noteworthy that there is no word about whether certain creators will be able to petition for the re-inclusion of comment sections. But YouTube has updated its original statement to explain that historically predatory channels will lose the privilege of commenting once and for all.
"Based on our review of historical commentary, a small number of channels that we have identified as having a high risk for commentary-predators will not be able to re-enable comments, even with remarks," the statement said. "The owners of these channels will be notified about these actions. "