The Loquaciousness team has another big announcement to make: we decided to create a YouTube channel!
We uploaded our very first YouTube video, Meet the Loquaciousness Team!, four days ago. You can check that out below if you'd like.
Keep in mind that we are not very experienced with the YouTube world, so I apologize if this is bad quality. Thank you so much for watching, and-
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As many of you probably know, YouTube has a new policy that might have a major effect on some YouTubers. Two of our team members, Julie Jones and Luke Goldscar, have decided to join the #YouTubeisOverParty and discuss YouTube's huge decision.
Julie: Hey, it’s Julie and Luke with a rant. So, the hashtag #YouTubeisOverparty is about a new rule that YouTube has made.
Luke: YouTubers can’t get money if they talk about something controversial or curse, because, in their recent Terms Of Service change about advertiser-friendly content. Advertisers apparently don’t want to be linked to people who curse or give controversial opinions. Some would call it censorship, and I would almost agree. But they can voice their opinions, they just can’t get money. But I still think it’s a little bit dumb.
Julie: And that really sucks because then either YouTubers leave YouTube, or they change their channel to get money. YouTube is going to lose YouTubers or fans, either way.
Luke: Now, YouTube is a job to the majority of big Youtubers. It puts food on the table. If they can’t get money, they’re homeless. Now, they have to make videos. But if they censor themselves, not just cursing, but talking about controversial topics, then they can’t be true to themselves. Philip Defranco, a very popular YouTube, got monetization rights on a few videos disabled because he talked about Controversial topics. He later tweeted out that CNN could make a YouTube video on a kid covered in his own blood, and make money. But he can’t talk about the news. That’s hypocrisy. Notably, it’s not a violation of their rights, YouTube has the right to disable monetization on whatever video they want, but just because it’s legally right, it doesn’t automatically make it morally right. I’ll hand this to Julie, what Youtubers do you think will be affected?
Julie: I’m so sure that the Holy Trinity (Felix, Mark, and Jack) will be affected. Mainly because they talk about controversial topics and curse.
Luke: Many commentary channels have been affected. Boogie2988, Scarce, Philip Defranco. And many more. Leafy could be affected. Pyrocynical has been affected. Fortunately, he’s settled it.
Julie: Channels that are based on controversial topics are really going to suffer. YouTube is going to become boring with people holding back rage while playing rage-y games and people censoring their cursing or just cutting it out just for a living. It is quite sad that YouTube used to be a place to express yourself. And now it’s repressing people’s freedom of speech.
Luke: And the only ones that survive will be Minecraft Youtubers or Toy Channels. We have yet to see what else YouTube does.
Julie: Nope, Minecraft channels are going to suffer as well.
Luke: I’m talking about the little kid ones.
Julie: Oh, well yeah. Minecraft and toy channels aren’t going to keep people interested in YouTube.
Luke: We are not sure what YouTube will do next. They’ve done some dumb stuff, but this takes the cake. I think they might take down a few videos just to make an example. But if they don’t, I do agree that YouTube might come to an end soon. I was working on a YouTube rant, but now I’m afraid to post it. Granted, it has no swears, but we never know.
Julie: Yeah. YouTube can’t keep YouTubers or fans with this rule. And taking down videos for examples are going to make YouTubers feel unappreciated.
Luke: Thank you for reading. We will include links to the majority of YouTube videos about it. We’re not sure which ones have swears and which do not. We will just include what we can see.
What do you guys think about YouTube's new policy? Be sure to leave the rAGE in the comments below! Thank you so much for reading (and watching!). We'll see you guys next time!