PewDiePie Suspended From Twitter

PewDiePie Suspended From Twitter

There are no 100% positive reports about why PewDiePie’s twitter was suspended today, but based on our following of the account we can make some pretty solid guesses.

  1. PewDiePie deverified his twitter account 24 hours prior. No real reason given.
  2. PewDiePie probably received too many this account may be hacked reports from twitter fans while tweeting some very sensitive things intended to be jokes.

UPDATE: PewDiePie is back and with this tweet parodying another YouTube star’s drama filled situation from a few weeks ago.

YouTube is cracking down on content

In other YouTube superstar news, long time genre leader and news host, Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD on Twitter) has encountered some new form of monetization restrictions via YouTube’s internal user interface.

Philip tweeted out an image which shows that YouTube was specifically targeting his video due to not being advertiser friendly. His tweet referencing the image specifically mentions “stripping most of my advertising”.

He continued to say, he would not “censor” himself, which means he intends to post content the same way as before without using YouTube’s monetization when applicable.

He then tweeted later that his people reached out to YouTube for confirmation and said that, “it wasn’t a mistake. Feels a little bit like getting stabbed in the back after 10 years.”

We’ve watched YouTube from day one and seen it transition to Google’s ownership and transform many times over the years. A few months back, Google and YouTube announced that some changes were going to occur regarding monetization regarding bullying and those types of non advertiser friendly content.

Even though Phil didn’t immediately convey clearly that was the issue or admit that the problem was the content, we think that this is the real problem YouTube has, not that he has personal advertising links that do not contribute to YouTube’s financial gain.

UPDATE: It seems we are starting to see that YouTube is just now starting to deliver this information to creators.

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