YouTube instructs that with the less availability of people to review the content at this time, more videos will be deleted than usual. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to persist Youtube is limiting its staff in certain offices. This will indeed cause problems, so the company is dependant on the automated systems to work in and keep the platform secured.
Statement By YouTube
More Videos Removed Than Normal
As the company is relying more on automated systems that means more videos will be removed than normal. Youtube is cautious that no violative content gets published. Youtube states that those videos that do not even violate the policies can also get removed. However, no strikes will be given to the creators except in certain conditions.
If the content gets removed in error, creators can appeal to Youtube’s decision. Provided that appeals protocol also relies on the human reviewers there will be delays in this aspect as well.
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Limitations To Homepage, Search Results And Recommendations
Youtube states that it will be careful about promoting the content that does not get reviewed through human reviewers. So any content that gets published at this time may have less visibility.
There will be no changes to monetization which means it will continue to allow monetization of coronavirus related content.No as such time is given for when things get back to normal.