Google is committing $300 million towards the fight against fake news
Fortnite BR Blitz Mode is just the right thing for mobile
Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica over data harvesting; 50 million profiles compromised
Let's-a go! Zip around as Mario using Google Maps
Oculus Rift VR headsets defeated by runtime service issue
YouTube faces vlogger outcry on tighter ad rules
21 January 2018, 12:25 | Sam Montgomery
YouTube announced a policy change in channel monetization rules
In the past, when the total number of subscribers to a YouTube channel reached 10,000, it was possible to carry ads according to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) but in the future, it will be possible only when a channel hit 4,000 view hours over the past 12 months with 1,000 subscribers. The Partner Program allows users to seek monetization by tacking advertisements into their content, as well as gaining subscribers from YouTube Red, which is the platform's relatively new exclusive subscription service.
The overall changes to their policy will cut out any monetization opportunities for the smaller creators of YouTube, which make up a large percentage of YouTube's community. Ads will only run on videos that have been verified by YouTube's advertising guidelines. Theoretically, that will make it easier for YouTube to catch bad actors who aren't there to build up an audience but manipulate other users or spread false information.
In a blogpost written by two YouTube executives, chief product officer Neal Mohan and chief business officer Robert Kyncl, the company said that "99% of those affected were making less than $100 per year in the last year, with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month". Google plans to complete the reviews in the U.S.by mid-February. A new three-tiered system will be put in place to allow brands to provide feedback on the placement of their ads. The recent removal of creator Logan Paul from the Google Preferred program following his posting of a video showing a suicide victim is just the most recent example of how YouTube is dominating the broader conversation around digital content quality.
Now petitions are being set up on change.org to try to stop youtube from making these changes, however these petitions are very unlikely to make Google change its mind. To solve this, YouTube has begun working with Integral Ad Science (IAS) and DoubleVerify, while exploring partnerships with Openslate, comScore, and Moat also. YouTube responded by removing Paul from Google Preferred and putting all of his original projects on hold. From now onwards YouTube will be inflicting much strict criteria for the kind of videos, which can earn money within the site and will be introducing a new vetting process for the high-quality videos it proposes advertisers, as said by the company in a statement on Tuesday.
Colts take Bradley Chubb in Mel Kiper mock draft 1.0
I've gone back and forth a few times on Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold and Allen, but I just moved Allen up to my No. 1 quarterback. Todd and I were talking about it, I said this Vander Esch kid really impressed me, he said he saw it as well.
Turkey deployed 10 tanks to Syrian border
Turkish tanks and troops have massed in the border region, and Erdogan has said an invasion could occur this week. Recounting what went wrong in Iraq, Tillerson said, "We can not allow history to repeat itself in Syria".
Israel Responds in Jenin to the Killing of Rabbin
According to Wafa , the official Palestinian news agency, Jarrar used an automatic weapon to fire at the Israeli soldiers. Two other homes belonging to Ahmed's uncles were also demolished and a third was damaged, family members said.
Trump touts a poll that's bad for him
Another 7 percent say they should stay but not become citizens - while only 11 percent say they should get the boot. Trump won Georgia in the 2016 presidential election by 5 points, The Journal-Constitution reported.