The new policy appears to apply to every video a creator has ever made on the platform resulting in the demonetization of countless past videos and a cut in the creator’s ad revenue. YouTubers,
After weeks of complaints from creators, YouTube is going to make adjustments to the policy.
“In recent weeks we’ve heard from many creators regarding this update. That feedback is important to us and we are in the process of making some adjustments to this policy to address their concerns. We will follow up shortly with our creator community as soon as we have more to share,” YouTube spokesperson Michael Aciman told
The swearing policy also treats all “varieties of profanity equally meaning they are not differentiated based on level of severity,” with the exception of “hell” and “damn.”
This policy change is another example of how creators’ livelihoods are often subject to the whims of big tech companies.