The move, which will result in the removal of all videos promoting Nazism and other discriminatory ideologies, is expected to result in the removal of thousands of channels across YouTube.
“The openness of YouTube’s platform has helped creativity and access to information thrive,” the company said in a blog post.
“It’s our responsibility to protect that, and prevent our platform from being used to incite hatred, harassment, discrimination and violence.”.
Second, YouTube said it would expand efforts announced in January to reduce the spread of what it calls “borderline content and harmful misinformation.”
Finally, YouTube said it would restrict channels from monetizing their videos if they are found to “repeatedly brush up against our hate speech policies.”
YouTube did not disclose the names of any channels that are expected to be affected by the change.
The changed policy goes into effect today, YouTube said, and enforcement will “ramp up” over the next several days. »