Youtube is a relentless world for videographers, and the French number 1, Squeezie, paid the price on his last video. For particular reasons, this was censored to the extreme. And too bad for his guests Vald and Naza. On Twitter in particular, many Internet users have complains of this phenomenon increasingly recurrent on the platform.
Youtube: Anger rises against censorship
Squeezie’s latest video had some rather peculiar issues. France’s No. 1 YouTuber has released a new episode of his video series Imposters, with Vald and Naza as guests. In these series, he and his guests must guess who is an impostor among three suitors, but above all who is the person who invited him. The game is a success and has accompanied him throughout 2022. But for the first video of 2023, things were a little different. Finally, especially for the video editor, who was instructed to beep absolutely all insults, swear words and profanity from the mouths of the participants. It is a subscriber who, on Twitter, complained about it. His comment would have remained in the shadows if Squeezie himself hadn’t liked it, highlighting the problem.
Squeezie who is obliged to censor “whores” is still abused
interesting thing to note in the YouTube videos back to school there, noticed at Djilsi or Squeezie in particular: the swear words are beeped to avoid demonetization, because the platform’s voice recognition robot has apparently become even more sensitive than before pic.twitter.com/ppPkk25CaK
Neither Squeezie nor any other video maker on Youtube is immune to censorship, and all want to keep the monetization of the video intact. The platform is more and more severe and its algorithm more and more efficient to find shocking content. For a time, only visual content was punished, as well as comments made in English. But little by little, the machine evolves. Today, the robot is able to understand insults in several languages and apply the usual monetary restrictions accordingly. It’s Terracid who gives us an explanation on Twitter, warning in particular about the retroactivity of the algorithm.
Know that unless you are the most polite creator in the world, Youtube is really breaking our balls with its new rule of demonetizing swear words ud83dudc4d
It’s ridiculous, censorship is screwing up the video, and their rule is retroactive. A simple “oh shit” is enough to demonetize.
For you to realize, between the abusive claims, the demonetizations related to the content or the swear words, it is the equivalent of more than 2 years of videos released demonetized. pic.twitter.com/5jpTslK3DR
Yeah, they don’t give a fuck and offer no solution.
I don’t even get how they couldn’t put a beep system in place when they have a tool to replace/cut post-upload claims music.
Other videographers are stepping up against this phenomenon. Wishing to protect against as many problems as possible, Youtube is creating an increasingly oppressive straitjacket for content creators. The authors behind Re:Take (who risked being permanently banned from Youtube in 2022) even invite other creators to take legal action in France to enforce their rights. Without intervention on their part, Youtube only adopts American law and not specifically the law of each country in which the platform is available. This would also be an impressive legislative headache. However, in France, certain laws authorize content such as parody or criticism to use extracts from existing works.
All colleagues on Youtube are advised to contact a lawyer for censorship.@Wagner_Eloise helped us bring videos back and since then we have had no more yellow dollar problems.
Obviously Squeezie had the same, in real should not hesitate to be heard. pic.twitter.com/J73awkYp7k