YouTube is fighting the ‘adpocalypse’ with a less trigger-happy flagging system
YouTube says it’s updated its automated flagging system to restrict advertisements on fewer videos. The new algorithm, which began rolling out yesterday afternoon, is supposed to more accurately reflect YouTube’s guidelines for ad-friendly material. It will supposedly reduce the number of demonetized listings by 30 percent, so “millions more videos” will be able to make money off the full range of advertisements. The change could help salve users’ frustrations over YouTube’s ad policy, a long-standing point of tension that’s become more pressing over the past year.