YouTube has formed a new team to address the problem of mistaken takedowns of videos in a move to ease concerns from content creators.
Currently the site has appeals forms for creators whose videos have been frozen due to age restrictions and other policy violations. For many high-profile YouTubers who depend on advertising revenue, a removed video is a hit to their bottom line -- and the process to get those videos reinstated takes time.
"Recently, there's been a lot of discussion about the enforcement of our policies, from video takedowns to channel demonetization," writes a member of YouTube policy operations team. "We want you to know that we monitor video takedowns very closely, and while we haven't seen a big change in the overall rate of removals, it's true that we do make mistakes. For this, we're sorry and we strive to do better by you, our community."