New York (The Verge) — YouTube tests letting ad bans be appealed by filming a YouTube video theverge.com/2019/8/13/2080….
YouTube is experimenting with a new program that will allow creators whose ad privileges have been revoked to appeal the company’s decision using “short videos,” allowing a review team to look at creators with demonetized channels and send in a video that discusses their channel’s content and explains their “creative process.”
A review team will allow creators with demonetized channels to send in a video that discusses their channel’s content and explains their “creative process,” according to an email posted on a popular subreddit. The review team will then make an assessment within seven days about whether monetization should be reinstated, the email states.
YouTube’s new pilot program doesn't seem to exist as a way for controversial creators who publish harmful or hateful content, and who have had monetization privileges revoked, to earn advertising back. That includes creators like Steven Crowder, a conservative pundit whose homophobic language targeted at Vox journalist Carlos Maza resulted in his channel losing ad privileges. (Disclosure: Vox is a publication of Vox Media, which also owns The Verge.) — Julia Alexander/@verge