YouTube Is Relaxing Its Rules Against Video Game Violence

In a “Coverage enforcement replace” posted earlier as we speak, YouTube introduced a collection of modifications coming to the location’s content material moderation, most of them centred round new distinctions between precise real-world violence and the “scripted or simulated violence” you see in video video games.

Beginning as we speak, “scripted or simulated violent content material present in video video games will likely be handled the identical as different kinds of scripted content material”, quite than as depictions of precise violence. Uploads made sooner or later that depict online game violence can also be “accredited as an alternative of being age-restricted.”


This mainly signifies that much less movies will likely be age-gated going forwards for merely displaying scenes of online game violence. With a catch: clips specializing in a gory a part of a recreation, or the place violence is the only focus, should still be age-restricted.

YouTube’s promoting coverage, in the meantime, stays precisely the identical, so violent movies can nonetheless have their capability to promote commercials restricted.