Worst Things About YouTube

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1 Advertisements

When creators can't swear in the first 15 seconds of a video but advertisers can literally advertise thirst traps, scams, and political propaganda is just disturbing. Just for scale, I've literally gotten an anime ad that had a cat girl tied up and chained to a corner of a wall with a hand holding a feather. YT also allows 15 second unskippable ads to be in double ads, and allows some ads to not have the stop seeing this ad button, which is especially annoying when the ad in question is both constantly shoved down your throat AND violating the ToS.

Advertisers are pretty much several social classes higher up in the YT hierarchy than moderators at this point.

This is completely correct. I even lost money to this because for some reason I left my hous just for a video I saved and then they pranked it with two ads.

I'm sorry, but copyright, anything, is not an issue at all. Just go to another website. If anyone is reading this I greatly reccomend you all NOT to vote for the copyright related items and vote this instead.

2 The COPPA Update

Literally any movie clip from PG-rated movie or show gets affected by this as well. The fact that YT Kids is basically anything but kid-friendly and YT is actively trying to make the main site family friendly is both ironic and disturbing.

I hate Youtube Kids because its childish however you must be 13 or older to have a Channel and therefore and also you will get Terminated if you create a Channel while too young.

Guys, Youtube Kids exists. So, why they need to censor yet we have age verification.

3 Copyright Strikes

Just about ANYONE can claim ANY video or strike ANY channel they want. One time one of TheFatRat's videos got falsely claimed by some random individual and for some time the claimer got all the revenue before YouTube took off the claim miraculously, but the claimer already got the money, and the fact that the claim was even accepted is just sad. Just recently Nikocado Avocado has been going around copyright striking many channels for fair use content (presumably) revolving around him. One of the victims (who was a meme creator) got straight-up terminated as well. It's honestly scary that you can have your entire YT career destroyed in an instant by anyone with the nerve to abuse the copyright system. I don't know how YouTube is getting away with false copyright neglect, since I doubt it's legal to let people abuse copyright freely and get away with some form of gain.

4 Removal of the Dislike Count

They claim it's to help small creators, but we know it's to protect corporations. Also, the fact that YouTube is making this a universal change that can't be toggled on or off is infuriating, since if it was toggleable, we'd at least know what videos are suspicious by looking if the dislike counter is hidden or not, but now you have to either rely on the comments (which can easily be controlled by the uploader) or watch the video and decide for yourself if it's fake or not.

The only people who actually like this change are scammers, fake tutorial makers, misinformation spreaders, corporations, the people at YT themselves, and Susan Wojcicki stans (assuming they even exist in the first place).

Hey at least nobody gets bullied by dislikes anymore eh? (sarcasm)

There's a reason we have dislikes, they can be used to judge whether a video is worth watching or not so removing them makes it impossible to gauge a video's quality from just a down glance. Yes, even Jawed Karim (one of the original creators of YouTube) opposed their decisions. This is why I hate censorship. Even if you say something hateful at least you have the freedom of speech protecting you but now it's 2021 apparently only speech that "benefits" (insert bad group here like SJWs) is allowed now and it's terrifying as heck.

5 Copyright

This is here twice.

6 Demonetization
7 The Comedy is Gone

Was it ever there

8 Clickbait

When you see the thumbnail but something is not shown in it. Money hungry people tryna steal clips and add them to their videos.

Don't forget the clickbait video titles! That's just a waste of time. You see a certain title of a video, you click on it and the whole video is not related to the title like what

I want to punch whoever uses clickbait in the face.

9 YouTubers Becoming Bad People

Normally I'd just say the old talent is departing and new talent is stepping in but that's not the case here, the old talent is departing but I'm not seeing any new talent

So many of the big name channels that we all loved like Smosh have just fallen from grace and turned into garbage, there's almost no good channels anymore

Pewdiepie doesn't deserve subs. He is racist.

10 Reliance on Shock Value
The Contenders
11 Susan Wojcicki

Spoiler alert: she got fired, and she never come back, ever. #GoodRiddance #SusanWojcicki

12 Swearing

They swear too dang much

Swearing is the worst when people swear too much, it drives me nuts

13 Buffering
14 9-12 Year Olds Having Accounts

Not actually bad, but some of them don't respect opinions what ruins the comments sections quickly.

Let me tell you about things you can get now, and things you have to wait for
this is one of those things you have to wait for, just use it anonymously

They are too young

15 Bad YouTubers

That's who we all have now, and we're getting more of them, even the best ones are turning into bad YouTubers.

16 Videos that Contain No Inappropriate Content Get Age Restricted
17 Plagiarism

This have plagiarism because different language top channels copy english channels by translating

18 YouTube Kids Cartoons

There are videos of living bugs/worms inside people's stomachs (along with a disturbing thumbnail) and blood (not just a tiny amount of blood as in when you scrape yourself, full on blood) in these videos. Whoever thought this was "kid friendly" has had a pretty messed up childhood.

This one is just horrible, many people have made videos about this problem. And what does Youtube do? Shadow banning them.

Glitch is a trash channel that uses bots on every video of theirs.

19 The Channels Aren't Good Anymore

Smosh is a good example of a good channel gone bad.

20 Google Buying YouTube in 2006

YouTube is dead. Letting Google buy it was a mistake.

21 Videos Getting Blocked Worldwide

Imagine having a video get blocked in more countries than there are on Earth.

22 Stupid Challenges

They had so many, like tide pod challenge, ice bucket challenge, etc

23 Misleading Thumbnails

No joke, I literally saw one video that which it's thumbnail was a picture of SpongeBob having anal sex with Princess Mindy. I clicked on it (I was just curious what the video was about. I'm not a pervert) and it had absolutely no sex in it at all.

Thumbnails can trick you. You expect to see the thumbnail but in the whole video is ahh.

I had one once that showed a car running over a watermelon and it wasn't in the video, I was disappointed

24 YouTube Heroes
25 Abbreviation of the Subscriber Counts
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