The new rules on video monetization on Youtube are among the reasons that led Nasim Najafi Aghdam in his delirium to assault the Youtube headquarters. Many are Youtuber who have not digested the new barriers to overcome in order to make money with videos. here are the rules.
Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the shooter who fired at the Youtube headquarters, was also a creator of the platform, and it was (it was learned) upset by the new rules on the monetization of videos on Youtube
Monetization of Youtube videos among the motivations of Nasim Najafi Aghdam
Let it be clear: the attacker who terrorized the headquarters of Youtube in San Bruno, California, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, was clearly a disturbed person and his twisted reasons for his actions do not deserve rational consideration. After injuring several employees of the online video giant, Aghdam died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
But it is also important to understand the circumstances that set this woman in motion, tormented by her, although she could have been just as easily disturbed by anything else.
Changes to the monetization of videos on Youtube
Having said that, many of his posts indicate that Nasim Najafi Aghdam was unhappy with the recent changes to the YouTube policies. His father said he told police that he was angry with Youtube for being "discriminated and filtered", as he said in a video he had previously published.
What Aghdam referred to were the new rules of the platform. More specifically, at the beginning of this year, YouTube has implemented the previously announced changes to its policy of monetizing video on Youtube, something that has angered many people in the community of platform creators. Under the new rules, the requirements for the partners of the YouTube Partner Program have been made more stringent, after criticism of the lack of control of the content addressed to the platform.
Monetization of videos on Youtube: higher barriers
The changes include a higher barrier for monetization, manual review of content for the preferred program and better control of ad position. This change has made it harder for tens of thousands of small video producers – apparently Aghdam was one of them and had already posted his online complaints of earning money using the YouTube ad revenue sharing program.
Many have defined the turning point as a process of "demonetization".
New rules for video monetization on Youtube to protect users?
YouTube's move was a response to growing criticism of questionable and offensive content appearing on its site.
Do the new rules on monetizing Youtube videos help?
As noted by many previously, le changes will not prevent people from loading offensive content on YouTube, which puts hundreds of hours of new videos per minute, but they are meant to make it difficult for people who upload potentially offensive content to make money from them.
What are the new YouTube rules?
The new rules YouTube requires that anyone wishing to earn income from advertising on the platform will initially generate 4,000 hours of "viewing time" for a period of 12 months and attract at least 1,000 subscribers. This replaces a lower obstacle of 10,000 total views, which the site had set up last spring, after a first wave of negative comments.
What the CEO of Youtube says about the new rules for video monetization on Youtube
This is one of the aspects also addressed in an interview with Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, during a recent Code Media conference, as well as issues related to problems with all kinds of dubious content.
Here is the video of Susan Wojcicki, in an interview conducted by Code Media, which talks about the new rules and the management of content creators on the YouTube platform during the interview: