While outwardly it would appear that the Youtube demonetization policy is purely political it does make sense. Because it’s driven by a desire to please the advertisers at the same time it punishes “Free Speech” on private property and that sounds a lot like the free market to me.
Google-owned platform YouTube demonetizes “controversial” content.
The first and most important fact to keep in mind is that Yahoo is a private (not Government Run – though some might argue otherwise) company and as such there is no more right to Free Speech when using their assets than their is for a four year old to curse in front of their parents.
Once we come to grips with the lack of Free Speech on Youtube servers we can address the issue of content demonetization. So why can we say the censorship isn’t political? Because the knife cuts both ways, punishing the left and right sides of the targeted category range.
The real issue here isn’t so much one of censorship as it is one of delivering appropriate content. Just image a company selling vegan burger patties has an play preceding a video on “1,000 ways to eat bacon” – not a good match by any means. In this case, let’s just call it poor algorithm programming and an appeals process that doesn’t whitelist a video after previously being cleared.