[New Yorker] Nasim Aghdam, the YouTube shooting, and the anxiety of


        In January, YouTube raised the threshold for monetization to a
        thousand subscribers and four thousand "watch hours" per
        month; any channel with numbers below that would no longer be
        eligible to receive ad revenue. The change was the latest in a
        series of attempts by YouTube to improve the friendliness of
        the platform to advertisers by cutting down on malicious
        content. Last March, an investigation in the Times of London
        revealed that YouTube's automated ad-placing system had gone
        awry; in one case, a promotional video by L'Oral appeared
        after a sermon by the Baptist preacher Steven Anderson, whose
        church the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a hate
        group. Major advertisers boycotted.

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ALSO: "How YouTube's Ad Restrictions Have Gone Very Wrong" - 


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