If they're smart they'll move to targeted ads.
Youtube, and by extension Google AdSense is already very highly targeted.
What you'll find, though, is that a big advertiser like a car company or video game company will tick nearly every box when they put in a bid for ad space.
If a video is flagged for... say... weapons......
It'll get thrown into 'age restricted' but also have its ads derived from, fuck, I dunno, 'Johnsons Gun Emporium!' or some shit.
Age restricted videos can't be monetised. Never have been.
As well documented, youtube make THEIR money from ads too; if you flag the big guys, your stock drops.
The process by which ad space is sold to advertisers is interesting.
Advertising space is worth more when the content it's alongside has wider appeal. It's worth less (or rather, bids won't be as high) if advertisers are aware that their ads may be shown alongside the types of content in question here (even if that is because uploaders are gaming/abusing the system).
Oh and for those concerned that their shock videos and cheap, tawdry or racist humour will no longer make them money, they can grab a box of Kleenex, shove it up their arse and find some other forum where they can make money off their material
That's it in a nutshell.
Edited by SquallStrife, 06 September 2016 - 05:22 PM.