The reasons as to the real motives of the Boycott are still debated but some things that it was just an excuse to cut costs. Because profits were down globally. Others say that it was just an effort by the mainstream Media to drag YouTube down along with their dying legacy regardless of the Real motives. 750 million Dollars has already been lost and this will turn into billions of dollars being lost for YouTube over the coming years. Without advertisers YouTube couldn’t exist those expensive servers aren’t going to pay for themselves. So you do have to do something. The solution increased filtering and modify algorithms, but this has come at a cost. Some independent YouTube news outlets have been demonetized for having views that don’t seem to line up with the accepted Mainstream narrative. This has been done under the guise of being too controversial some people have viewed this as indirect censorship. It even goes wider reaching than this. These policy changes in YouTube stifle the art of comedy in a way that’s reminiscent of radical political correctness.
If this keeps going eventually nobody is going to be able to have an opinion on YouTube. In my view I think it’s not really YouTube’s fault. YouTube is just trying to survive it’s mostly the advertisers that are out-of-touch. This could go two ways either the creativity keeps getting stifled on YouTube and it becomes a shell of its former self or if YouTube plays of cards right and manages to fix this situation this advertiser controversy could just be a blip in the road.
I think looking back in a broad sense with billions of people watching tens of billions of hours of content every week. YouTube is an incredibly impressive achievement, and I hope it sticks around for a while longer. It’s crazy that I’ve been watching YouTube since 2006 I kind of grew up with it And I’m sure many of you can relate to have something like YouTube ready and available to all of us is actually something pretty special.
So. that’s it. That was just a bit about the origins of Youtube. Its size and its impact on society today.