The fact that the stars of YouTube/Twitch get more careful moderation as well as the benefit of the doubt in marginal cases makes complete sense to me. 99% of the time YouTube won't have the time to apply careful judgement to a report and they will likely err on the side of caution. For top creators and high-income potential channels they will bring more resources into their decision.
And if you find yourself calling for someones head on a platter, I urge you to consider your motive. Are you really aiming for a more wholesome platform or do you want to see that smirk wiped off of Alinity's face?
I don't remember at any time seeing in my home screen anything that was blatantly NSFW.
The combination of user flagging, manual human reviews and especially the content filtering algorithm works great, but of course, there will always be a small number of false negatives that will get highly publicized and used to trash the public image of YouTube in the mainstream media.
YouTube is maybe the best thing that has happened on the Internet since it's creation. You have a place to host videos for free on all topics, where people can freely share and exchange ideas at scale in a captivating format.
Most of the ads you get to see are much more relevant than what you get on TV, which thanks mostly to YouTube I have hardly watched in over a decade.
I think that judging YouTube just because Logan Paul has decided to taser a dead rat and only got a 15 days suspension is excessive.
> Spam, scams, and other _deceptive practices_ that take advantage of the YouTube community aren’t allowed on YouTube.
Some click bait is in the deceptive practices category. For example if I see "Logan Paul Tases A Dead Rat" https://youtu.be/GsxYu8vHzBM I'm expecting to see Paul tasing a rat, not a Power Point presentation on the subject.
I'm shocked - absolutely shocked! - that after years of activists and a large chunk of the press using advertisers as a tool to lean on YouTube to ban specific videos, their moderation policies are now largely aimed at keeping advertisers happy. Whoever could've seen that one coming.
How this streamer didn’t end up in jail is beyond me. Endangering innocent people for $100 and seeing it as “entertaining” is disgusting.
EDIT: It seems YouTube did close their channel, after the criminal investigation. This should really be the opposite.
Meanwhile, last year a less popular male streamer was showing off his catfish and accidentally dropped the catfish and got banned/suspended  
What nobody seems to realize is that both sides benefit from these manufactured controversies. Both sides see heightened engagement from "controversy."
Balancing moderation with profitability seems to be a real challenge for a lot of companies.
You imply that the problem can be "solved", but how can it be if users and advertisers have competing interests?
Just like the news shows, radio/podcasters and comedians decide what gets the largest audience by looking at specific metrics. But in this case Twitter/Youtube/Insta etc have control over When, What and How they show metrics to content producers. Turning these knobs changes behavior. It is still early days and the big tech firms are just waking up to the possibilities.
Will this video contain a someone posing with, and mocking, a corpse?
Will this video contain a someone "cementing" his head inside a microwave?
Will this video of a popular children's game including people yelling words like nigger or faggot?
That bit isn't complicated.
The complicated bit is what you do to cater for the religious bigot advertiser / viewers: do you let them say "I don't want to place ads against LGBT friendly material"?
Besides people reverse ad buy to avoid certain groups. For example advertising in a church bulletin will excludd many lgbtqt factions.
Moderation is attempting to balance between all three sides, meaning there's no silver bullet but a ton of gray area. No matter what moderation solution is devised it will have downsides for one or more of creators, viewers, or advertisers.
And now they are introducing a sub-only stream option, literally turning Twitch into a private cam site
Don't pretend that youtube cares about anything other than how many hours users spent watching ads; and if you don't like it then create your own index where you store everyone's videos for free.