MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — YouTube will soon be able to delete accounts of users that aren't commercially viable.
According to the section of the terms, “Account Suspension & Termination,” it says,“YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.”
The new policy appears to be aimed at videos that don't pull in enough advertising revenue.
According to Mashable, Youtube started reaching out to users via email to update them on the new terms of services, but this new term was not mentioned in the email.
Some tech experts suggest that this may be a way for Youtube to give itself latitude to remove channels and users disseminating hate speech or violent rhetoric.
The new terms of service go into effect on December 10th.