YouTube is banning videos created to sell guns

YouTube Plans to 'Frustrate and Seduce' Certain Users Into Paying for Its Music Subscription Service

YouTube Plans to 'Frustrate and Seduce' Certain Users Into Paying for Its Music Subscription Service

YouTube will start cracking down on some videos that feature firearms. Under the new policies, videos that promote or link to sites selling firearms and accessories are banned, as well as those that show how to make weapons at home.

Responding to the policy backlash, a YouTube spokeswoman told Bloomberg that the service "routinely" makes updates to its content guidelines.

Speaking to Bloomberg, YouTube music lead Lyor Cohen describes how the company will convert free subscribers into paying ones with the latest iteration of its subscription service. According to YouTube, it has been collaborating with several experts over the last four months to create this policy update.

The policies are add ons to YouTube's existing content guidelines that restrict the sale of firearms on the platform.

This is not the first time YouTube has taken down videos with gun modifications.

InRange TV, a dedicated firearm channel, announced on Facebook they would be uploading their videos to the popular adult content site PornHub.

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Defiance still reigns in Catalonia , where the parliament has just suspended a vote to elect Jordi Turull as its new president. An abstention by lawmakers from the anti-capitalist CUP party left Turull with 64 votes when he needed 68.

YouTube is cracking down on gun videos posted to its social media website. "PornHub has a history of being a proactive voice in the online community, as well as operating a resilient and robust video streaming platform", InRange TV said. The group worries about the potential for blocking "educational content" that instructs and improves skills.

YouTube is filled with angry people with guns these days, and they're angry at the video sharing site itself.

This feature is to make life easier for YouTubers, as streaming from your desktop or laptop would be much simpler.

On Instagram, Spike's Tactical, a firearms company, wrote "Well, since we've melted some snowflakes on [YouTube] and got banned, might as well set IG and FB on fire!" YouTube says it will also allow live streaming directly from the camera app on select devices from Asus, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and more in the coming months.

The statement went on to say that such restrictions "impinge on the Second Amendment", and stifle "commercial free speech", which is protected under the Constitution. The amassing of the public relations-friendly moves have been seen as a response to the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and faculty members dead.

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