YouTube is changing the way it moderates violent video game content


YouTube will no longer restrict violent video game content as of today, as announced in a new Google support post.

This means that "future loads of games that include programmed or simulated violence can be approved instead of being restricted by age" and that "there will be fewer restrictions for violence in games." . Similarly, if the video focuses solely on bloody content, such as "dismemberment, beheadings, [or] display of human bodies with serious injuries," it is likely that you still have age restrictions.

While this change will help creators who upload Call of Duty and Gears of War videos to avoid age restrictions, this change has no effect on advertiser-friendly guidelines, which means that free representations of violence in video games They can still be limited or without ads, depending on the situation.

"We know that there is a difference between real-world violence and scripted or simulated violence, such as what you see in movies, TV shows or video games, so we want to make sure that we apply our violent or graphic content policies. consistent way, "said a YouTube representative in the company's support post.

Last year, even a White House video that showed violence in video games was restricted, so YouTube viewers who use Restricted Mode, a setting that is generally used in schools and libraries, cannot see it. Because the focus of that particular video is to show the gore in video games, it is likely that it still has no restrictions.


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