So 2017 has been... an interesting year in the realm of YouTube, and the wider internet. Interesting doesn't always mean good, and in this case it definitely does. I've been trying to keep an eye on everything that's going on and do as much research as possible. And things... don't look good. There's... kind of a war... going on between YouTube, big companies (the advertisers), and YouTube Content Creators.
We've seen the inklings of this beginning in 2016. You may have heard of the controveries, like YouTube Heroes... where they decided to trust commenters to flag "negative videos" to earn the ability to mass flag videos. And YouTube trusted the commenters so much that they shut down the comments section on the Welcome to YouTube Heroes video. Soon after this, they started de-monitizing videos that had "controversial content" that advertisers apparently didn't like... even if that controversial content was the same topics covered by the traditional news media that they had no p