YouTube creators are frustrated that a bot keeps demonetizing their videos
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One night at the beginning of November, tech reviewer Ben Schmanke published a YouTube video comparing the cameras on the iPhone X, the Samsung S8, and the LG V30. YouTube initially classified the video as suitable for all advertisers, indicated by a green dollar sign icon. When Schmanke woke up the next morning, the classification icon had been changed to a yellow dollar sign, which means the video can only make money from a limited number of advertisers.
[YouTube] said this shouldnt happen, but obviously it keeps happening, Schmanke said of the switch from green to yellow. Overnight I gained a good 10,000 or 20,000 views, so thats lost money on both my part and their part.
Schmanke is just one of several YouTubers who has had…