The Most Common Reason why YouTube Suspends YouTube Partners

Everyday thousands of YouTube partner have their account suspended. Here are the most common reasons:

1. Copyright infringement
Copyright is a legal provision that protects original content. In YouTube, copyright protects all kind of videos including music, movies, video game recordings, and documentary. It is possible to use copyright material through the permission of the owner of the content. YouTube takes down videos that have been found to violate copyright laws. It is recommended that YouTube partners avoid publishing content protected by copyright.


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2. Posting inappropriate content
Social responsibility is valued within the social media community. Inappropriate content according to YouTube’s policies include:
Nudity and sexual content: videos of pornographic or nude nature are not allowed even if the videos belong to the account owner.
Harmful or dangerous content: these are videos that may encourage others to engage in risky activity.

3.Hateful contentĀ 

This includes any content that encourages and condones selective violence against a group of individuals within the lines of race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, political affiliation, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, and more.
Harassment and cyberbullying: involves the use of using abusive language aimed at fellow users. Violent or graphic content: include bloody imagery or content that encourages violence All users are encouraged to use common sense and act responsibly.

4. Spam

Spam for example could be a click bait video title or misleading video description that is designed to lure Internet users. It is against YouTube’s policy to create false or misleading video descriptions. Other users are allowed to report spam video, after which YouTube may intervene by issuing warnings or suspending the account.

The YouTube community is civil. YouTube will not suspend any account unless there is a gross form of misconduct or breaking of terms and policies. YouTube partners are encouraged to abide by the rules and use common sense.

A large number of YouTube partners have their accounts banned or suspended every day. Each case is unique and there are many reasons why YouTube can decide to suspend or ban an account. Below are the most common reasons.

Backround:
YouTube is an online platform for sharing videos. YouTube was created by Steven Chen, Jawed Karim and Chad Hurley during their time at PayPal. The domain ‘YouTube.com’ was activated in February 2005 but the option of uploading videos was not available until April 2005. YouTube.com was purchased by Google in the summer of 2006.

Resources:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/25/17613492/youtube-alex-jones-strike-hate-speech-child-endangerment

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/youtube-issues-warning-infowars-founder-alex-jones-takes-down-four-n894591

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