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.

Now He's Picking Pepperoni on a date. Now He's Picking Pepperoni on a date. Now He's Picking Pepperoni on a date. Now He's Picking Pepperoni on a date. Now He's Picking Pepperoni on a date. Now He's Picking Pepperoni on a date.

Thanks random tooth brace company for your satanic ad.

Advertisements have gone too far gladly I have Installed an extension called uBlocker which It can remove all the Ads online.

One of the worst ads I have ever seen is the anti-smoking ad that features annoying and trashy music and somebody singing about "butts" over and over again. What is worse is I could not skip it. In addition, there were some racy ads I could not skip and had to back off for awhile (the videos I usually watch are clean).

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.

Yeah, why disable comments on every video when people don't want to.

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.

I wanted to watch manklor's modding video mario kart tour whale simulator gold edition, and it said deleted video in the playlist whale simulator mario kart tour, it said this video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by nintendo of america inc.. now he got a copyright strike I hope Nintendo won't give him 3 copyright strikes then he could get terminated

If you use a music in your school project, you will face the risk of copyright strike. If you want to use that song but this is exists, this will be your problem.

Terminating an account over copyright is a little bit too far for me.

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.

Now you can't tell if the video is selling you a scam product or not.

I hate that they removed the dislikes count, it not the same without it

5 Copyright

This is here twice.

6 Demonetization
7 The Comedy is Gone

Was it ever there

8 Clickbait

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.

Click Baiters should get cancelled.

I'm looking at you Michael Green.

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.

Yes some YouTubers like the one who disrespected me on my best video

10 Susan Wojcicki

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

The Newcomers

? Videos that Show Uncensored Bodily Waste
The Contenders
11 Reliance on Shock Value
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.

They are just inappropriate.

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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