• Joe at JK

Youtube Updates Channel Strike System

Updated: Apr 8, 2019




Youtube have released that they are changing the way they punish channels that go against their community guidelines.


They will be introducing a strike system which will mean that the first time the creator breaks the rules, they will be notified that they have and their video will be removed. Other than this, they will have no other penalties.


“94% of those who do receive a first strike never get a second one.”

The Youtube Team


If they continue to break it after that initial strike, they will then get penalised with the below outlines:


  • The first strike will result in a one-week freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube, including live streaming, and other channel activities. Strikes will expire after 90 days.

  • The second strike in any 90-day period will result in a two-week freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube.

  • The third strike in any 90-day period will result in channel termination.


Although the further strikes only last 90 days, the initial strike lasts forever.

Previously, not all strikes had the same weight. This change makes it clear and concise for users so they don’t get confused with the ruling if they do find they get a strike.




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