Creators on YouTube have lately been unnerved by sudden penalties and demonetization of certain channels, and the company is now looking at new and improved ways of preventing that from happening. As part of updating creators about its policies and communication “priorities”, CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that YouTube is now testing a new way to help creators avoid being penalized or losing ad revenue.
In a blog post, Wojcicki informed creators about the new pilot program which has begun with a handful of creators and will allow them to share a small description about the contents of the video. This description will make it easier for the human moderators as well the machine learning-based sifting algorithms to judge which videos comply with the policies set by YouTube and which ones don’t.
YouTube will now ask you to clarify if your videos contain sex, drug use, guns or firearms, violence, or profane language. This will help the company target the video to appropriate age groups and is likely to be in light of the recent incidents including Logan Paul’s controversial suicide video or PewDiePie’s use of racial comments.