The social media platform has confirmed new changes to its three-strike Community Guidelines policy.
The new rules, announced on YouTube’s Creator Blog, see a new one-time warning introduced before a channel receives a Community Guidelines strike.
Penalties for breaching the guidelines have also been revised by the platforms, with each strike affecting all content on the site.
“Previously, not all strikes had the same penalty on your channel. For example, first strikes on videos would trigger a 90-day freeze on live streaming, and second strikes would result in a two-week freeze on new video uploads.
“We heard from many of you that this was confusing and the penalty didn’t match the source of the strike.
“Now, based on your feedback, all Community Guidelines strikes will have the same penalty,” the blog post reads.
Under the new system, in place from 25 February, the first strike will lead to a one-week freeze on any new content, which extends to a two-week freeze if another strike is received within 90 days.
A third strike in the same period will continue to carry the penalty of channel termination.
While a warning will remain on an account unless successfully appealed, strikes will still expire after three months.
YouTube also went on to add that the platform would be “making our email and desktop notifications clearer”, as well as introducing new mobile and “in-product notifications” when a strike is issued.
The announcement is the latest in a string of policy changes from the site, after the platform enforced a ban on “dangerous” pranks and challenges and revealed new changes to recommended videos.
More information about the changes can be found on YouTube’s Creator Blog.
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