YouTube is discouraging video focusing on the recently released Weedcraft Inc. management simulator. You are building a business where you grow, breed and sell marijuana. The Monarch Vile Developer and Digital Devolver publisher released it today on Steam for $ 20.
But Weedcraft is being asked on YouTube. Content creators and influencers are looking at Google to classify video related to Weedcraft as they are not suitable for advertisers. This is also known as “reduction” and means that these videos will not generate ad revenue. When YouTube does this, it prevents creatives from covering certain topics or products. And this is likely to happen to Weedcraft, who could hurt its sales.
I reached YouTube to ask Weedcraft videos. A spokesman explained that this comes under his policy “drugs and dangerous products or substances”. This rule states that if the sale, use or misuse of illegal drugs are not harmful to the advertiser. A YouTube spokesperson confirmed that YouTube would advertise for any video that violates this policy.
On Twitter, Stephanie Tinsley, Devolver's public relations representative highlighted the story that Weedcraft is about the legal marijuana business.
So Weedcraft, a game about it takes no illegal drug use or violence out of corporate business around legal markets, but is banned from decommissioning Facebook & YT videos.
But you can post advertisements about any shoyterman shooterterman murder simulator no problem. pic.twitter.com/3lfl9fi0Re
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Recreational marijuana is legal in many states of his USA. A medicinal pot is still more legal. But under federal law it is still an illegal narcotics. However, the legal status of Marijuana depends worldwide. Last year, Canada managed to make recreational weeds
“We never tried to market and overcome this resistance,” said Devolver, Mike Wilson, in a note to GamesBeat. “Who knew that tycoon games would be a controversial subject that so many potential marketing partners wouldn't want to get involved? It is absurd due to the actual content of the game. ”
YouTube drug policy is immaterial
YouTube position on illegal drugs is sensible from a broad perspective. Advertisers do not want to spend money to put their products before the people to refine the sale of cocaine charged with rat poison in the back of the old RadioShack. But YouTube has countless videos containing illegal drugs that no advertiser will undertake. And YouTube does not make an exception to this type of content:
“Videos that deal with drugs or dangerous substances for educational, information and artistic purposes are usually suitable for advertising, while drug use or substance abuse is not graphic or glorified . "
It is confusing that a YouTube spokesperson reflects this wording as why Weedcraft videos are not advertiser friendly. The game itself is a commentary on the legal weed business. You may call this" educational purposes " "Or" artistic objects, "but YouTube rules seem to allow material like Weedcraft explicitly.There's not even the actual use of marijuana in the game.
Most people don't upload raw videos of Weedcraft gameplay, however. they filming themselves playing and commenting on the game, but in that case, Drugs and Dangerous Substances YouTube policy
would not seem to apply if you wanted to upload a video talking critically about Weedcraft and its content. I'm not using drugs, I'm criticizing me about a video game.
All drugs are illegal drugs if you believe about yourself
There are famous YouTube decomposition policies among creators. The company's spokesperson said they had clear guidelines, but it is unclear how some Weedcraft videos exceed its rules.
Clear and consistent enforcement of content is not, however, a YouTube priority. His first concern is to avoid conflict with advertisers. YouTube went through the “adpocalypse” in 2017 when hezbollah created video announcements. At that time, Felix made a “PewDiePie” Kjellberg video in which he paid poor people a sign that “Death for every Jew” says for $ 5.
In response, advertisers drew their marketing campaign from the platform. This included pharmaceutical corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, who are one of America's top opioids manufacturers. The companies claimed that YouTube guarantee advertisements did not show up in front of undesirable materials.
Since then, creators have had to adjust their content in response to a YouTube algorithm. And the algorithm does not seem to make sense.
From the outside, it seems that Weedcraft gets hold of YouTube advertisers' protective efforts as it cites “weeds” and not Lil Pump's music video. But it is justified YouTube that makes it the biggest cavity. It is clear that YouTube allows plenty of material close to drugs to generate ad revenue on its platform. So when YouTube tries to stand behind a policy that does not apply or is optionally applied to protect companies selling opioids, it is frustrating for developers and publishers.
Or, as Tinsley explained, “Damn the man.”