YouTube Looks To Demonetization As Punishments For Major Creators, But It Doesn't Work - Slashdot
"YouTube is looking to send a message to content creators who step out of line by disabling ads on videos that infringe on the site's policies.
The punishment is meant to revoke a key source of income, presenting a strong incentive for users to change their behavior.
But, as Julia Alexander writes via The Verge, many creators make money through other platforms, rendering YouTube's punishment largely ineffective.
From the report:
"YouTube isn't likely to ban high-profile channels, either," Alexander writes.
"If a channel's content is borderline, meaning that it doesn't violate YouTube's rules but is considered harmful, moderators will allow videos to remain up.
Demonetizing a channel's videos allows YouTube to appear to have taken a strong action, even if that action isn't always effective."