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Shane Dawson rumored to have lost thousands after ‘Conspiracy Series’ gets demonetized

Published: 31/Jan/2019 20:41 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 20:51

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Shane Dawson unveiled his new ‘Conspiracy’ series on January 30, much to the delight of his fanbase.

While the first installment of the series already boasts over nine million views as of January 31, Dawson’s long-awaited documentary received the yellow dollar sign from YouTube – and he may have lost thousands due to the demonetization.

Fans took notice of the issue shortly after the first episode went live, noting that its previous advertisements had been completely removed from the video altogether.

While YouTube’s new algorithm could be to blame for the debacle (as the platform recently cracked down on recommendations for ‘conspiracy’ content), it so happens that Dawson used footage of a dangerous prank, which spurred the site’s automatic review system.

However, YouTube has since reviewed the issue, concluding that nothing was inherently wrong with his inclusion of the footage as he was merely discussing pranks – not directly promoting them.

“Sometimes we get it wrong when determining whether a video is suitable for advertising, so we encourage creators to appeal for a review if they think there’s been an error,” YouTube said of the issue. “We work quickly to restore advertising as soon as we’re made aware of a mistake.”

The Verge figured that Dawson may have lost over $14 thousand in AdSense during the 12 hour window in which his video went demonetized – although their numbers are up for debate, considering the success of Dawson’s other projects.

Dawson himself spoke on the debacle via Twitter, writing, “Oh yeah. I’ve never made money on my conspiracy videos and I’ve had some removed. It’s the risk of being into this dark shit, I guess!”


KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos


It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.