I’ve been running a little experiment to see if YouTube treats some channels differently than others. Even though I’ve heard from many sources that the answer to that question is a resounding yes, I had to find out for myself.
I created a video a few weeks ago which was essentially a compilation of videos already on YouTube with stupid protesters being hit by cars. I monetized the video. Not long after, it was age restricted making it ineligible for monetization. I was sent an email informing me of the change. No biggie.
I checked all the source videos and none of them are age restricted, and most of them are monetized still to this day.
I made another video which used footage from another #BLM protest where a black idiot stands out in the middle of a road and subsequently got hit by a car going full speed. There wasn’t any comical music, or commentary otherwise which went against YouTube community guidelines. There was no repetitive footage of multiple cars hitting people. Just one car, and one person. A day or two later, the video was NOT age restricted, but it was made ineligible for monetization. I’m sure the age restriction will come soon. I’ve not been sent an email as to why YouTube made this decision. No biggie.
I went back to all the other sources that used the same footage, and none of them are age restricted, nor did they get de-monetized.
So now we can all agree that YouTube is biased and gives preferential treatment to some channels, whereas others get negatively impacted by their bias.
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