YouTube Can Delete Your Account If You’re Not ‘Commercially Viable’

NewsBusters | 11/11/2019 | Staff
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The Internet’s biggest video hosting site can delete your account if your use of its service is no longer deemed “commercially viable.”

YouTube posted a terms of service update of new policies which were rolled out on Dec. 10, 2019. One of the new rules states that “YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.”

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“In its most basic terms: if YouTube isn’t making money off you, the company can delete your account.”

The terms of service update quickly noted shortly thereafter that “If you believe your Google account has been terminated in error, you can appeal using this form.

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With that in mind, can YouTube be trusted with its appeals process? What about with creators’ money? Maybe, but then again, maybe not.

Reclaim the Net, in its coverage, observed how YouTube landed itself in hot water for allegedly demonetizing users like MisterMetokur for not having enough “public content.”

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“While we can't share the specifics, we'd recommend to just keep uploading original content and building your subs. If our review team don’t have sufficient content to review, it's likely that they would held the application for additional review before making the final decision.”

In the same policy update, YouTube also...
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