Creators are used to taking a beating from YouTube. They make the content that drives people to the site. They work to figure out a winning formula for their channel. And then, at the drop of a hat, YouTube can tweak a policy that completely transforms how visible their content is or how much money their channels make. The latest YouTube policy change affecting kids content, which went into effect this week, is a big one. Creators and their viewers are once again freaking out. So many videos are being labled "For kids" that aren't for kids, and in doing so the videos have their comments disabled, can't be saved to playlists, or downloaded Might be the worst thing they've ever done. Because some of the videos I've checked on YouTube have the comments disabled and I can't save them on any playlists anymore.
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YouTube is updating their Terms of Service on 10 December, It presents an awful possibility for the future of creators on the platform. It seems they will be able to terminate your channel if it's "no longer commercially viable.
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It says that videos containing fetish content will be removed or age-restricted depending on the severity of the act in question. Violent, graphic or humiliating fetishes are also not allowed to be shown on YouTube. However, a 'video that contains nudity or other sexual content may be allowed if the primary purpose is educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic, and it isn't gratuitously graphic', the company guidelines say.
T-Series had temporarily overtaken PewDiePie on numerous occasions in , and on 27 March ,  it became the most subscribed channel for five consecutive days before PewDiePie retook the lead. After that, PewDiePie held the lead for 2 weeks, before T-Series passed him permanently, reaching million subscribers on 29 May Many of PewDiePie's fans have made efforts to gain subscribers for his channel through numerous methods such as through organised marches and supportive YouTube videos. The activism of some PewDiePie supporters has extended beyond legal grounds; vandalism, hackings of websites, social media accounts, personal devices and the creation of malware have taken place in order to tell people to subscribe. On 28 April, PewDiePie released a video calling for his supporters to end their efforts to keep him as the most subscribed channel, and with the significant lead now held by T-Series, along with both channels surpassing million subscribers, the competition is generally presumed to have ended with T-Series winning. He has previously been known for his Let's Play videos. PewDiePie's channel had the most subscribers from until 22 February , when he was finally surpassed by T-Series, although PewDiePie took back the top spot shortly after approximately 8 minutes.