Thursday, 26 April, 2018

YouTube bans gun sales and how-to videos, content creator turns to PornHub

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This encoder would then work to send content from the desktop, camera and microphone to YouTube Live in order for the stream to happen. Google's decision to invest in a media literacy project comes at an especially interesting and troubling time for YouTube. "ORCRP006761-topic.html">Google cracks down on some firearm videos.

Yet, frustrating current YouTube users with ads might not entice them to subscribe.

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When thousands of Spike's Tactical followers now attempt to visit the company's YouTube channel, a red banner says, "This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations".

People who treat YouTube like a music service, those passively listening for long periods of time, will encounter more ads, according to Lyor Cohen, the company's global head of music.

However, a Wednesday morning search revealed that there are still scores of videos that teach viewers how to modify their guns, including videos that give step-by-step instructions on how to convert weapons to have "automatic or simulated automatic firing capabilities", which YouTube said it prohibits. "This is really bad", wrote Full30, a gun video publisher.

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"YouTube's newly released released vague and one-sided firearms policy makes it abundantly clear that YouTube can not be counted upon to be a safe harbor for a wide variety of views and subject matter", InRange TV wrote. Hiring a pro to create a professionally produced video could cost $1,000 or more.

The announcement was made by YouTube just days before Saturday's March For Our Lives rallies begin nationwide, an event organized by gun control advocates following a mass-shooting February 14 at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

In response to the rule change, one gun channel called InRange TV said it will post videos on PornHub.

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