YouTube introduces new rules for Content Creator. On the one hand this rule will make it difficult for Youtuber to make money. But on the other hand they have to help YouTube to have a better, happier year than the company experienced in 2017.
The year 2017 Youtube feels weird. First, PewDiePie's antics pushed the brand to attract ads. Then there is a strange video aimed at children. Then Logan Paul decides that laughing at a corpse is the right behavior. And YouTube is taking action.
In April 2017, YouTube introduced a minimum threshold for YouTuber to be able to join its Partner Program (to monetize videos). It jumps from zero to 10,000 lifetime displays. Now, the threshold has been raised to 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of air time in the last 12 months.
Other changes are manual review. So basically, Youtube will review all the channels and videos that are part of the Google Preffered Program.