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New YouTube policy mass strips channels of verification

Published: 19/Sep/2019 17:48 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 18:30

by Scott Robertson


Following new policy on the criteria for channel verification, YouTube has informed several creators that their channels will no longer be verified.

YouTube has announced a massive change to how channels get verified on September 19th. YouTube sent an email to numerous creators, outlining the new criteria and informing the creator that they will no longer be considered a verified YouTube channel.

Here is the email sent to numerous YouTube creators:

Hi there,

We’re writing to let you know that we’re updating the eligibility criteria for channel verification on YouTube. 

Unfortunately, with these changes, your channel no longer meets the criteria to be verified. We realize this might be disappointing, but we believe these updates will make channel verification more consistent for users and creators across YouTube. Please keep reading to learn more about the changes and what you can do.

What’s changing:

YouTube will now proactively verify channels instead of accepting requests for verification badges. We aim to verify channels that represent a well-known or highly searched creator, artist, public figure, or company with a clear need to differentiate themselves from other channels with a similar name.

Channels are typically verified if they:

•   Have built a large audience and community on YouTube.

•   Are widely recognized outside of YouTube and have a strong presence online.

•   Or, have a channel name that could be confused with other channels on YouTube.

The goal is to help channels avoid impersonation, and help viewers understand if a channel is the official presence of the creator, celebrity, or brand it represents. The verification badge does not represent endorsements or awards from YouTube.

What this means for you:

Starting in early October 2019, your channel will no longer be verified, but you have the option to appeal the decision here. This will not impact monetization of your channel.

For more information on these changes, please refer to the YouTube Help Center.

The YouTube Team

Google / YoutubeVerified channels will be marked with a gray background instead of a checkmark

Previously, channels with 100k subscribers get verified with no additional criteria. Now, channels and creators will have to prove their “authenticity and prominence.”

According to their official announcement, there is no process to request channel verification. There is only an appeal process for now unverified channels.

Ryan “Fwiz” Wyatt, YouTube’s Global Head of Gaming & Virtual Reality, responded to the changes in a tweet:

Top YouTube Creators respond 

Ethan Nestor of CrankGameplays got unverified, and described the move as a “slap in the damn face.”

YouTuber Nudah revealed his loss of verification, and asked YouTube why they “hate [their] creators”

YouTube creator, game show host, and Use Your Words co-creator Brent Black has also been unverified.

NBA 2KTV host and producer Chris ‘LD2K’ Manning described the decision by YouTube as “baffling.”


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.