YouTube's partner program allows creators to earn revenue from their uploaded content and also allows the company to receive a cut. When the program first launched, it was on an invite-only basis but the partner program has since been opened up to everyone.
With an influx of suggestive content flooding the video network, YouTube has made a rather significant change to their partner program as of today. Creators with new accounts will now be required to reach 10,000 lifetime channel views before they can apply to be in the partner program.
This allows the service to better police the quality of content that is being monetized and to better understand whether or not the creator is in violation of the YouTube policies. New accounts will only be able to turn on monetization if they are found to pass YouTube's standards.
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