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YouTube's responses so far miss the point

13 August 2019


We’re still waiting for an official answer from YouTube. For the most part, YouTube didn’t offer a response to our proposals when asked about them by journalists. But they did reply to Forbes. Here’s the full statement, according to Forbes:

We're deeply invested in creators' success, that's why we share the majority of revenue with them. We also need to ensure that users feel safe and that advertisers feel confident that YouTube is safe for their brand. We take lots of feedback as we work to get this balance right, including by meeting with hundreds of creators every year. However, contrary to what is being claimed, YouTube creators are not YouTube employees by legal status.

Here’s what we think: