Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday revealed a new harassment policy. According to the policy, it will not tolerate malicious insults like racial accusations and also includes content uploaded that harasses protected groups and minors. The updated harassment policy will also include veiled and implicit threats along with explicit ones. Also, any content that alludes to violence against an individual will no longer be allowed on the platform.
The new policy also specifies that it will take action against specific videos as well as channels that have a history of uploading this kind of content. Moreover, the company has listed to the policy, like scripted performances, educational content, or even topical issues related to high-profile people, like politicians and CEOs.
Many of you have told us we need to do a better job preventing harassment on YouTube, so we consulted with a wide array of creators, experts and organizations to update our harassment policy, which changed today https://t.co/TnozAF9ZCG. ⬇️Here’s what it covers:
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) December 11, 2019
The new policy also covers the comments and that YouTubers who run afoul of the new harassment rules can find their individual content removed and their channels demonetized, suspended, or even deleted. According to YouTube, all of these updates represent another step towards protecting the YouTube community.