Any Form of Content on The Ukraine War Could Kill Your Monetization!



As of the 5th of April, 2022 Adsense have announced "Due to the war in Ukraine, we will pause monetization of content that exploits, dismisses, or condones the war" While you might think this is a simple black and white blanket bad on pro-Russia content things are not that simple at all. 

The problem is that it is down to bots reading your content and not real-world people, so even if you have the smallest amount of content on the Ukraine war you might want to remove it before anything gets misread, or misconstrued by Adsense. This is especially bad news for "Truth" channels that have tried to downplay the war and say there are other issues going on. Sadly even if the heart of a post, video or podcast is in the right place it could still mean you get a pause in monetization.

The best advice I can offer everyone now is to remove all that content, or if you don't want to do that to remove monetization from that content. This is especially true for news bloggers as you can go into Adsense and block single posts and pages from hosting ads. There will be plenty of conspiracy people out there who will truly hate this, but it is also worth noting that it will prevent a lot of passive-aggressive sites and YouTube channels from sending out misinformation which can only be a good thing. 

Personally, I am with Adsense on this one as I have seen far too many channels doing the exact thing this ban covers. But I also get this could be channel ending for them as well and given how some of them make a career out of those said channels and blogs this could well be the end of them on their chosen platforms. 

I know I haven't posted on this site for a long time, but I felt this was important enough to get news out there as fast as I could. 

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