Mike Winger posted a comment · Jul 03, 2018
I think that Dr. Brown (who I love) has misunderstood what's happening here. I am also a YouTuber and while initially I was bothered by having videos get "limited or no ads" I looked into it and I understand why it's happening. Here are a few reasons why I don't think it is accurate or wise to make YouTube the bad guy in this. 1- YouTube makes their money off of ads (they take 30% of the ad revenue and you keep %70) 2- YT wants to make more money, not less. 3- In the past year many advertisers pulled out of YT because their ads were being shown on videos that made their company look bad or made it appear as if their company was taking sides on issues that could cost them customers. 4- YT needed a solution to this advertiser exodus so they allowed advertisers to specify the kinds of videos they did NOT want their ads to play on. 5- This means that the "limited or no ads" is not YT punishing you. It is just that the content of the video is crossing on to topics where advertisers have said "I don't want to be on that video". 6- YT is currently racing to improve the artificial intelligence that determines who get's restricted ads and to improve the appeals process. 7- It seems to me that it would be wrong to tell advertisers they can't pull ads from controversial content. Even though this means about 1/3 of my own videos have limited or no ads, I understand this is advertisers cold feet and not YT punishing me. 8- If YT wanted to punish you they could just delete your channel. Or make it so none of your videos got more than 100 views. 9- While YT has a clear bias toward some unchristian things they remain a very free platform and allow for us to continue using their platform, without restriction most often, even when we are sharing things that are in total disagreement with their moral views (such as the YT sponsored promotion of the gay agenda this month) 10- If we want to continue to have this freedom it seems wise to me that we say "thank you" and laud YT publicly for being such a free platform. 11- Last thought, even if you have limited ads you may still make just as much income depending on whether they can partner your video with a willing advertiser. They also still give you full revenue share through YT premium viewers. So, they aren't punishing, they are just allowing advertisers to specify what topics they don't want to be associated with. I hope this helps. I am super grateful to YT for allowing the freedoms they have and hope and pray it continues. Mike
Ruth posted a comment · Apr 13, 2018
I'm not that surprised. I sometimes listen to Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman on public radio. She always lets everyone know about any Palestinians being killed (which, of course, is sad - and unhappy news for sure) but I've yet to hear about the Israelis who were killed - it's very one-sided. And the problem is that if one doesn't know any better, one would just assume they are victimized by Israel. I guess that's the point she and others from the Far Left want others to draw.
NewEra274 posted a comment · Apr 13, 2018
Youtube is part of Google, which is still - at the very least - tied in deeply with the government. Bad actors in our government want to filter the news and opinions out there, so limiting free speech on Youtube is part of the effort to propagandize the public. It's the same with Twitter and Facebook (FB was heavily invested in Hillary winning in '16, are you surprised?).
SteveF posted a comment · Apr 13, 2018
Once again there is an irrational bias against moral truth. How many innocent families have been victimized by the scourge of terrorism by those who come from Gaza but this is not addressed but overlooked again and again. I guess the phrase should be if you see something say nothing. You tube, you have persecuted righteousness.