Published: Thu, March 22, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

You can now stream to YouTube Live straight from your browser

You can now stream to YouTube Live straight from your browser

How will YouTube frustrate users?

YouTube just reported an energizing new component that will enable video makers to begin a live stream from their webcam without downloading encoding programming, which is a significant problem. A current search on the site for "how to build a gun" yields 25 million results, though that includes items such as toys. "This is really bad", wrote Full30, a gun video publisher.

When thousands of Spike's Tactical followers now attempt to visit the company's YouTube channel, a red banner says, "This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations".

"The goal of YouTube Director onsite is to take away this obstacle and make the production of video ad creatives simple for small businesses", YouTube said in a statement. Google's decision to invest in a media literacy project comes at an especially interesting and troubling time for YouTube. Most of those changes involved pulling ads from categories of videos. Before this update from YouTube, YouTubers would have only one way of streaming online by capturing content including their desktop, camera, and microphone and sent them to YouTube to be live streamed. After 17 people were killed last month in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, anti-gun advocates have been pressuring tech companies to do more on gun control.

The new YouTube policies will be enforced starting in April, but at least two video bloggers have already been affected.

YouTubers like asapSCIENCE, an award-winning science channel with more than 7 million subscribers, and Smarter Every Day, another science channel with more than 5.5 million subscribers, are a couple of creators whom YouTube is planning to work with, according to a company representative. Spike's Tactical is also an outspoken opponent of Antifa. So, to convert users, Cohen shared YouTube's new strategy. Videos promoting drop-in auto sears were also readily available, as were videos that linked out to third-party sellers.

Google did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.

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