I agree it’s not censorship, but
- There are advertisers who willing to attach their name to just about anything. If YT is preemptively determining the ability to monetize a video then advertisers who would support it are shut out.
- Print media are failing because of the delivery method, not the content.
- People are being unfairly hit with this because YouTube’s bots are incapable of making a nuanced decision and taking context into account. They’ve already shown their automated methods are far from perfect when it comes to fair use and that they’re less than willing to fix their problems.
- YouTube comment sections are a free-for-all of rude, crude nastiness and they don’t do anything about that. Like, at all.