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YouTube on Monday revealed changes to its gaming policies that will allow gamers to post videos with more violent content.
The company believes that there is a difference between “real-world violence and scripted or simulated violence”, and the latter should not be heavily restricted on its platform.
“There will be fewer restrictions for violence in gaming, but this policy will still maintain our high bar to protect audiences from real-world violence,” YouTube explained on its Help page.
Additionally, the company will approve gaming uploads that contain violent imagery instead of age-restricting the content.
“We may still age-restrict content if violent or gory imagery is the sole focus of the video,” the company further noted.
The new policies regarding scripted violence in video games are now in effect on YouTube.
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