YouTube's newest team will battle video takedown blunders
Mar 02 2016
To make matters worse, these content creators have received no human contact from YouTube for their complaints.
The issue has plagued YouTube users for years now, and even though several steps were taken before to prevent this from happening, it was not exactly enough. Unfortunately, YouTube's automation will often take down videos that they believe are in violation of copyrighted content, which has led to the taking down of many videos which shouldn't be taken down.
YouTube has been one of the biggest names when it comes to the world of technology. The networking site has admitted it has shut off a number of videos wrongfully and has pledged to lessen the mistakes by making sure videos were removed for a valid reason.
Specifically, it refers to creating better communication channels between creators and its support team.
YouTube is already looking into the user feedback and checking if their policies need to be modified for the betterment of the YouTube community.
In a recent post on the Google Product Forums, a YouTube staffer identifying as Spencer announced the company has been looking into further reducing mistaken video takedowns, and as such has created a team "dedicated to minimizing mistakes and improving the quality of our actions". He also says monetization claims transparency is also being improved.
YouTube knows how bad it would be for their reputation if they keep on pulling down legitimate videos and devoid creators of their revenue.
YouTube didn't name the members of the new team, or even say how many people will be on it. YouTube said it will introduce more initiatives in the coming months to help strengthen the communication between YouTube support and video makers. This will make them switch to another rivalry platforms. The company apologized for its video takedowns and confirmed the setup of a dedicated team, which will monitor video takedowns. But only time will tell how effective this move would be.