Maximilian discusses how YouTube’s content policies creates difficulty for Mortal Kombat content

By on May 2, 2018 at 11:00 am
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The quest for Kontent has Konsequences.

Last year, YouTube made changes to their advertising guidelines, that were supposed make it so that brands wouldn’t end up putting their ads on videos they didn’t want to be associated with. While this had the positive effect of demonetizing videos with hate speech and other offensive material, this has also negatively impacted some video game-based content.

FGC personality Maximilian discusses in a recent video that content created for Mortal Kombat has been hit hard by the new content guidelines. Not only do words such as “blood”, “fatality”, and “brutality” get flagged, but so too does the game’s title itself, it seems.

As the video below explains, getting flagged is no joke. The system for appealing a flagged video is not in the favor of the creator. Getting constantly flagged appears to also have the creator’s channel itself flagged for future content.

With this in mind, Max warns that anyone wanting to monetize videos based on the franchise will find it difficult, while also giving a couple of tips for anyone still wanting to do so.

Source: Maximilian Dood

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