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YouTube updates its policies on videos featuring guns

YouTube updates its policies on videos featuring guns

Photo YouTube said that it would ban videos that promote either the construction or sale of firearms and their accessories, starting next month.

We will begin enforcing these new guidelines next month. 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.

Peep one of our latest YouTube uploads below.

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YouTube's streaming service will reportedly also include exclusive videos and playlists.

New guidelines published on YouTube prohibit certain videos featuring firearms -such as how to assemble a firearm or how to install accessories, such as high capacity magazines. The platform is more widely known for its pre-recorded content, while its main competitor Twitch continues to be the platform of choice for most video game streamers.

The administrators of firearms-focused YouTube channel InRange TV announce their decision to "demonetize" their content on YouTube. "We see the real potential for the blocking of educational content that serves instructional, skill-building and even safety purposes". YouTube introduced this feature at the right time since live streaming is heating up nowadays with competitors like Twitch for game streams, Twitter's Periscope, and Facebook Live, all vying for a piece of the action. YouTube has suspended the channel for Florida-based gun manufacturer Spike's Tactical, stating that "YouTube doesn't allow content that encourages or promotes violent or unsafe acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death". According to Motherboard, the company is instituting some tough new rules for channels that create content surrounding the use or modification of firearms.

The move is a clear stance on the gun control debate that calls for tighter gun ownership laws in the U.S. following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Florida, which left 17 students and teachers dead.

YouTube Red, Google's premium online video platform, is heavily investing in original content as well much like other players in this space which includes behemoths like Netflix, Apple, and Amazon.

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