For the first time in fifteen years, the YouTube video platform delivered its economic income figures, following the financial balance that Alphabet delivered from the last quarter of 2019.
And it is that the Google matrix had never before made a division of its income to make them public and YouTube had not disclosed the money that came in, since the world's most popular search engine bought the website in 2006 for $ 1.65 one billion
According to this report, only during the fourth quarter of 2019, the popular video page pocketed $ 4,717 dollars (almost $ 5 billion in advertising revenue). That gives an aggregate total of $ 15,149 dollars in 2019, above the $ 11,155 of 2018 and the $ 8,150 of 2017.
Google also commented that YouTube has more than 20 million subscribers in its Premium offers (YouTube without advertising) and Music Premium, as well as more than 2 million subscribers to its pay-TV service.
As for the money that entered through the Google search engine, in the fourth quarter of 2019 they totaled $ 27,185 dollars, and in all of 2019 that figure was $ 98,115 dollars.
Overall, Alphabet earned $ 46 billion in revenue in the quarter ending December 31, 2019, an increase of 17 percent over 2018. Nearly $ 10.7 billion of that was profit, according to the company .
Youtube updated its rules to avoid political misinformation
In parallel to its financial statements and with the advent of the Democratic primary elections, YouTube announced this Monday, February 3, that it updated its policies against disinformation on its platform.
This will erase channels that are misrepresenting information or that want to artificially increase the number of views of the videos. Other rules announced are the prohibition of:
- Content that has been technically manipulated or manipulated in a way that deceives users (beyond clips taken out of context) and may present a serious risk of atrocious damage; for example, a video that has been technically manipulated to make it appear that a government official is dead.
- Content that aims to trick people about voting orprocessesdelcenso, such as telling viewers an incorrect voting date.
- Content that presents false claims related to the technical eligibility requirements for current political candidates and elected government officials to serve in the position, such as claims that a candidate is not eligible to hold a position based on false information about the requirements of the Citizen status to hold the position in that country.