As Mashable reported, numerous influencers have expressed their horror at the changes, because in the worst case they would lose their main income through the loss of their channel. A statement of Youtube or the holding company alphabet , which also Google belongs to, did not take place so far.
The changes that have now been made underscore the strategy that has been evident since the beginning of 2018, which provides for Youtube to focus more on individual channels with particularly high reach. This is illustrated, for example, by the Youtube Partner Program (YPP), which distributes income only to channels with at least one thousand subscribers. In addition, only channels that have streamed at least 4,000 hours of video in the last twelve months will receive a share of advertising revenue. Before the change to the YPP, only 10,000 video views were required within one year.