YouTube Reportedly Demonetizes Russel Brand’s Channel

YouTube reportedly demonetizes Russel Brand’s channel. Following several reports of sexual assault, video streaming giants YouTube has reportedly stopped Russel Brand from earning or making money on the platform.

YouTube Demonetizes Russel Brand’s Channel

YouTube Demonetizes Russel Brand’s Channel

YouTube has now blocked Russell Brand from making money off the videos that are posted to his channel, as reported initially by The New York Times. The decision in question to demonetize the account of Brand comes just a couple of days after several reports detailing sexual assault allegations against the actor came to light.

Just in the previous week, a joint investigation from The Times of London, The Sunday Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches reportedly found that four women accused Brand of sexual assault as well as abuse. Brand has since then posted a video on YouTube refuting the allegations, referring to them as a “coordinated attack.”

Brand’s Career as an Actor and Comedian

And while Brand has become well-known for his career as an actor and comedian, he has also amassed quite a large following on YouTube, with more than 62 million subscribers. Many of his more recent videos uploaded on the platform focus on popular conspiracy theories, some of which get to spread misinformation regarding the Covid vaccines as well as the Russia-Ukraine war.

What It Means For YouTube to Demonetize a Channel

When streaming platform YouTube reportedly demonetizes a channel, it will no longer show ads on videos, thus preventing the creator and owner of the account from earning money. YouTube Jack Malon reveals to The Verge that it suspended Brand from monetizing his videos for violating the creator responsibility policy of YouTube, thus adding, “If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community.” YouTube didn’t respond to The Verge’s request for comment immediately.

Other Prominent Accounts to Be Demonetized Before on YouTube

YouTube has prior to this, demonetized videos made by other high-profile figures on the platform in the past. Back in 2017, the company notably took action against Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg for reportedly making antisemitic comments as well as Logan Paul at the time for filming a person who died by suicide in a Japanese forest. The platform in question also suspended the account of Donald Trump due to encouraging supporters to overturn the 2020 election at the time.



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