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What is a YouTube strike, and what happens after getting one?

YouTube is a top-rated platform where people can create, upload and share their videos. As one of the most widely-used video-sharing platforms, YouTube has set some rules and guidelines to keep the platform safe and healthy for its users.

One of these guidelines is the concept of “YouTube strikes”. This blog post will delve deeper into what a YouTube strike is and what happens after getting one.

What is a YouTube Strike?

A YouTube strike is essentially a warning that is issued to a user for violating the platform’s community guidelines. If a user breaks one of YouTube’s rules, the platform can issue a strike, which may result in the user’s video being removed or their account being suspended or terminated.

YouTube’s community guidelines are in place to ensure that the platform remains safe, secure, and appropriate for all users. These guidelines cover a wide range of topics, including copyright infringement, hate speech, graphic content, nudity, and violence.

There are three types of strikes on YouTube: Community Guidelines strikes, copyright strikes, and spam and deceptive practices strikes.

Community Guidelines Strikes

Community Guidelines strikes are issued when a user uploads content that violates the platform’s community guidelines. These guidelines cover a wide range of topics, including hate speech, harassment, threats, spam, and violence. If a user receives a Community Guidelines strike, their video may be removed or their account may be suspended.

Copyright Strikes

Copyright strikes are issued when a user uploads content that infringes on someone else’s copyright. This can include using copyrighted music or videos without permission or using someone else’s content in a way that is not allowed under fair use laws. If a user receives a copyright strike, their video may be removed, and they may receive a copyright claim from the owner of the copyrighted material. If a user receives three copyright strikes, their account may be terminated.

Spam and Deceptive Practices Strikes

Spam and deceptive practices strikes are issued when a user uploads spammy or misleading content. This can include using clickbait titles or descriptions or using bots to inflate views or likes on a video. If a user receives a spam or deceptive practices strike, their video may be removed, and their account may be suspended.

What Happens After Getting a Strike?

If a user receives a strike on YouTube, they will receive an email notification informing them of the strike and the reason for it. The user’s video may also be removed from the platform, and their account may be suspended or terminated, depending on the severity of the violation.

First Strike

If a user receives their first strike on YouTube, they will not receive any penalties other than removing the offending video. However, the user must complete YouTube’s Copyright School if they receive a copyright strike.

Second Strike

If a user receives a second strike within 90 days of their first strike, their account will be suspended for two weeks. During this time, the user cannot upload any new videos or interact with their subscribers.

Third Strike

If a user receives a third strike within 90 days of their second strike, their account will be terminated and permanently banned from the platform. If the user feels that their account was unfairly terminated, they can appeal the decision by filling out a form on YouTube’s website.

Conclusion

In conclusion, YouTube strikes are warnings issued to users for violating the platform’s community guidelines, copyright laws, or spam and deceptive practices. Depending on the severity of the violation, a user may receive a strike, their video may be removed, their account may be suspended, or their account may be terminated. If you receive a strike on YouTube, it is important to take it seriously and review the community guidelines to ensure that you follow the rules.

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Raj Maurya

Raj Maurya is the founder of Digital Gyan. He is a technical content writer on Fiverr and freelancer.com. When not working, he plays Valorant.

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