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It appears that Youtube removed all ads from any gun related channel

Forums General Discussion It appears that Youtube removed all ads from any gun related channel

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    Michael
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    Does anyone have any insight into this drastic action?

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    LordHawHaw
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    money

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    T3PRanch
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    Might be this!

    Thurmond

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    ztirffritz
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    The Daily Mail in the UK ran an article about Joerg Sprave’s Slingshot channel in which he showed that a product that billed itself as a ‘Stab Resistant’ vest was in fact a worthless product.  He demonstrated that he was able to defeat the vest with minimal effort.  They went on to slander him and his channel saying that it was a training tool used by terrorists in the attacks on the Thames river a few weeks ago.  YouTube issued a strike against his channel (3 strikes and you’re out).  People on YouTube made a stink about it and thousands of people petitioned YoTube and showed that the Daily Mail’s own newspaper and website showed far more damming and graphic content than the entertaining content of the Slingshot Channel.  The Daily Mail was just trying to stir the pot and get page views for their own site.  YouTube reversed course and removed the strike.  However, they’ve applied the ‘Restricted’ label to most of content on YouTube if it has a gun, talks about guns, or even belongs to a channel that frequently involves guns, even if the individual video doesn’t even contain any guns or mention of guns.

    Matt Carriker (sp?) from Demolition Ranch talks about this a bit in his blog channel, Off the Ranch here:

    Matt is a veterinarian.  He has a 3rd channel called Vet Ranch that does charity work for homeless dogs.  It sometimes features video of surgical procedures that are graphic.  Those videos generate quite a bit of money and allow him to pay for the care and treatment of more animals that need care they wouldn’t otherwise get.  Those also got restricted, presumably because of the graphic content, but there’s been no communication from YouTube about it.

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    ztirffritz
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    I just realized that my own channel has been hit too.  The majority of my content has been flagged as restricted.  Such violent and dangerous content so How to Make an Airgun Patch Puller and DIY NightVision/Scopecam are now deemed dangerous by YouTube.

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    mobilemail
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    As for the ads, this is truly the definition of mixed emotions. I feel badly for guys like AEAC and Ted who make some kind of revenue from producing excellent content, The selfish subnote to that is, who ever feels bad for seeing less ads?

    As for content being restricted/flagged as dangerous suddenly, that is a horse of a different color altogether, more specifically it is an editorial overreach. 

    If I knew [email protected] about starting a website I would start “Airtube” right now….

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    spysir
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    “10,000” views and you can “apply” for ………………………..    .

    It’s been in the news lately.

     A bit like Ebay & airguns ( and other) in a way, big $$$ plays and smaller folks cant.

    If your short on the “10,000” which “may” help you I’m sure we could all click mplay all every night.

    John

     

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    That just stinks for all concerned!  I’ve watched Joerg’s videos for years as I really enjoy my sling shots. I’m enjoying all the air rifle videos now that I have returned to shooting.

    I Hope that they return to their senses. Having been a web designer I had to look… airtube . com has been taken. That was a good idea :)

     

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    T3PRanch
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    Censorship is a primary Globalist Leftist tool. Welcome to the newest 3rd world country……the USA! :(

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    aa_limited
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    the new world order is  in on the was we all know that .sadly this is one more reason to show this

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    bill_dd97
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    Great, now I have to check my channel.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    When I hit restricted mode…Only 3 of my videos show up …And my channel isn’t monitized .

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    Tominco
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    I think I’ll take this opportunity to watch as many shooting related videos as I can. 
    I hope MANY MANY MANY other do the same thing. Enough that Youtube sees what they are giving up. 
    Tom

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    But this crap isn’t restricted…

    You got to love the hypocrisy…

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    Willie14228
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    And once again public perception plays a key role in individual rights

    It is the advertisers themselves that has forced Youtube into the action, Everyone is monetizing their videos (This is one of the reasons Teds Videos keep getting copied and stolen) and there are advertisers that are complaining that their adds are being shown with video content they do not want to be associated with. Due to the fact that there are millions of videos that youtube has no way of personally censoring they have used broad spectrum filters to place these type of videos in a restricted classification. It would almost be impossible to create a narrower spectrum filters without dramatically increasing processing ability’s as video filtering requires much more processing power than that of written text. In fact I would say that much of the filtering being done is by that very thing. The Title, The Description, and the Discussions not the videos themselves. Perhaps an added filter in speech recognition as youtube now offers cc for videos.   So any KEYWORD Like Gun, Blood, Dissection, Or Hunting, Or whatever Keyword that the Advertisers have complained about has been flagged.

    Michael flip the switch, If a sponsor called you and told you someone has posted a video showing there product being used doing something that they do not agree with and posted a thread about it, and threatened to pull their sponsorship if not removed you would have to make some hard and perhaps controversial decisions.
      

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    Seems like a plain message to me. The advertisers that caused this mess do NOT want our business. We should make sure we all honor their wishes and don’t buy their products or use their services (are you listening AT&T, Verizon) !!!

    Thurmond

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    aa_limited
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    lets start and air tube web site for all us air gunners.. time has come don’t we all think? anyone agree?

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    X27
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    This just ruined my night.

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    X27
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    All my videos are gone in restricted mode and only one of my videos has an ad that plays… Im floored I don’t know what to do hopefully youtube will get its head out of its ass when all the backlash hits..

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