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YouTube’s arbitrary standards: Stars keep making money even after breaking the rules

YouTube’s arbitrary standards: Stars keep making money even after breaking the rules
Saturday 17
10:31 2019

Creators who break YouTube’s rules face the consequence of having their channels or videos stripped of ads — or their content being removed entirely. But unlike at rivals like Facebook and Twitter, many YouTube moderators aren’t able to delete content themselves. (Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News) SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube stars attract millions of eyeballs and generate billions of dollars in ad revenue for the media giant, which pledges to run its business without tolerating hateful and otherwise harmful videos. But some of the workers hired to flag problematic content accuse YouTube of playing favorites, doling out more lenient punishments for top ...

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Summary: Moderators describe a chaotic workplace where exceptions for lucrative influencers are the norm.

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