The world’s biggest video platform, YouTube, has just issued a new terms of service which is set to take effect on December 10, 2019, and this has already led to many content creators worrying about their channels.
According to the new terms of service, under the section “Account Suspension & Termination,” a clause states:
“YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.”
In layman’s terms, this basically means the new YouTube terms of service allows the platform to delete your account or channel if it thinks you’re not making enough money for them.
This new clause doesn’t only affect content creators but also viewers and general users, as it specifically states that the company can terminate a user’s “Google account” as well. In other words, you can simply lose your Gmail, Google Photos, Documents, and more, just for not being “commercially viable”, since everything is all linked to a single Google account.