Today some posts and videos started popping up about the news that Youtube is beginning to demonetize gun videos and gun channels. Apparently they are including gun videos in their list of “non-advertiser friendly” list.
I don’t think any of us are surprised by this and some of these firearms bloggers and video producers obviously have seen it coming. This is going to be an interesting subject to watch and stay involved with.
In an unannounced move, it appears that YouTube has pulled all ads from gun related videos. You might be thinking that is is a good thing and are happy about the decision, but you would be wrong. Thanks to the removal of any revenue that creators use to cover costs and even make a living, YouTube gun channels are in danger of disappearing forever.
Even our own channel, TFB TV, is in grave danger if the new change sticks.
AllOutdoor.com gives a look at Youtube’s “guidelines.”
A couple of the gun channels and video makers got posts up about it already today.
This is not the first time this has happened. Just doing a quick search for this topic I saw that in Sep 2016 a lot of people were hearing murmurs about this kind of thing.
Let’s keep our eyes open and be aware of this. It WILL happen.