YouTube’s New Policies

Danielle Hughes, Reporter

So YouTube has recently added to their community policy /guidelines. The new terms of services include that they can…

  1. They can terminate creator accounts if they are, “no longer commercially viable.”
  2. They are not required to pay creators any kind of salary.

Commercially viable meaning business, product and service which has the ability to compete effectively with its competitors to make profit, or in other words, if it doesn’t make YouTube money, they don’t want you. To the paying salary thing, it is because creators are not, “YouTube employees,” so they do not need to give you money.

There’s many theories on why they’re doing this, one of the most popular ones being that youtubers are exploiting the system by putting tons of adds and abusing that privilege.

Many youtubers are enraged by this or have a negative view on this.