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Technology The YouTube Whisperer Guiding Creators Through Perilous Times

00:07  20 november  2019
00:07  20 november  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

YouTube backtracks on taking badges away from creators after outcry

  YouTube backtracks on taking badges away from creators after outcry YouTube is almost completely backtracking on the verification system changes it announced yesterday. All YouTubers who are currently verified will get to keep their verification status, and YouTubers who are not yet verified will still be able to apply for it once they hit 100,000 subscribers, as creators have in the past. © Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeOnly a single key change isn’t being reversed: YouTube will actually verify that channels are authentic, whereas in the past it seemingly has not thoroughly taken this very obvious step.

But those changes have made it harder for many of its creators to make a living off of the platform. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Mark Bergen visits YouTube whisperer Tim Schmoyer, who advises other YouTube creators on how to adapt to the changing platform.

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(Bloomberg) -- Under pressure from users, advertisers and government regulators, YouTube has implemented sweeping changes to its service over the last three years to minimize the spread of harmful and misleading content. But those changes have made it harder for many of its creators to make a living off of the platform. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Mark Bergen visits YouTube whisperer Tim Schmoyer, who advises other YouTube creators on how to adapt to the changing platform.

Want to hear more? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Pocket Casts for new episodes every week. Decrypted is a podcast that uncovers the hidden projects, quiet rivalries and uncomfortable truths in the global technology industry.

To contact the authors of this story: Mark Bergen in San Francisco at mbergen10@bloomberg.netAki Ito in San Francisco at aito16@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shawn Wen at swen48@bloomberg.net

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YouTube is asking all creators to identify videos made for kids .
YouTube is widening its child privacy efforts after an initial foray this fall. It's starting a worldwide rollout for creator tools that makes it easier to flag videos as made for kids. When a producer labels a video as child-oriented, it'll disable personalized ads, comments, live chat and other features. The company said it'll use machine learning to help identify videos for kids, but that creators should set the label themselves -- they "knowThe move comes after YouTube agreed to make changes to answer FTC concerns about children's privacy. Regulators were concerned that YouTube might be violating COPPA by collecting data for kids under 13, including for ads. There were also concerns about predatory comments.

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