YouTube changes rules on violent game content to match movies and TV

YouTube changes rules on violent game content to match movies and TV


YouTube is rolling out a critical improvement by they way it will direct substance that shows computer game viciousness. Beginning today, the organization says it will treat “scripted or recreated” savagery in games a similar way that it approaches brutality in TV shows and films.

As indicated by the organization, the change implies less gaming recordings on YouTube will be age-gated, enabling more individuals to see them. YouTube does, in any case, note that it intends to keep limiting substance where the sole focal point of the video is on the savage substance itself.

“We know there’s a difference between real-world violence and scripted or simulated violence – such as what you see in movies, TV shows, or video games – so we want to make sure we’re enforcing our violent or graphic content policies consistently,” the company said by way of explanation for the policy change on one of its support pages.

YouTube hinted it was working on a new policy on video game policy late last month when CEO Susan Wojcicki said the company was trying to find companies who would be willing to advertise against more “edgy” content. In that respect, it’s worth noting that the company hasn’t changed its guidelines on advertiser-friendly content. Videos that show gratuitous amounts of violence will still go largely unmonetized.